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Ethers not working when using zigbee protocol

asked 2021-07-19 06:11:01 +0000

Hi all, I'm sniffing my home zigbee network with wireshark and I'd like to assign friendly readable labels for the devices on the network. For instance : "Coordinator" instead of "0x0000" I've edited "ethers" file like this: 0x0000 Coordinator But nothing happens in wireshark Any ideas how to solve this?

Thx in advance.

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Hi, It didn't work when I tried Windows versions 3.4.7, 3.2.15, and 2.90. I discovered that it works in the developer version. There were no open cases when I checked the Wireshark bug website.

BigFatCat gravatar imageBigFatCat ( 2021-07-19 11:13:55 +0000 )edit

which developer version are you using? I've installed 3.5.0rc0-2522-gf54493278f27 (v3.5.0rc0-2522-gf54493278f27) but still doesn't work for me? This is my ethers file content (only one device for the moment :) ):

0x00000000 Coordinator
nasrudin78 gravatar imagenasrudin78 ( 2021-07-19 11:46:19 +0000 )edit

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answered 2021-07-19 17:16:17 +0000

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I tried the version 3.5.0rc0-2522-gf54493278f27 (v3.5.0rc0-2522-gf54493278f27) and it worked. Let me explain what I did and a caveat I bumped into. - I created the file ethers (not file extension) in the profile folder - The format is 00:00:00:00:00:00 Coordinator or 00-00-00-00-00-00 Coordinator. It does not like 0x0000000000 - There is a caveat. The updated ethers file may not be read by Wireshark. The solution I came up with was to make a copy of the updated ethers file and replace the original ethers with it.

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Thx. I can't make it work :'''(
I have my ethers file in %appdata%/wireshark and also in %appdata%/wireshark/profiles. But none of them are working. The content is : 00-00-00-00-00-00 Coordinator
when I run ZBOSS to launch Wireshark, the source device isn't updated. Is it necessary another action to be set in Wireshark? One more doubt, I don't understand your last sentence about the caveat and updated ethers, can you explain it a little more... Thank you very much for your help/support!

nasrudin78 gravatar imagenasrudin78 ( 2021-07-22 06:21:25 +0000 )edit

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