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Can wireshark be used with usb to ethernet adapters?

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Can wireshark be used with usb to ethernet adapters?

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answered 2021-09-03 06:28:21 +0000

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updated 2021-09-03 06:29:30 +0000

If by "USB to Ethernet adapters" you mean "USB Ethernet adapters", i.e. Ethernet adapters that are not built into the machine's motherboard and that are not on, for example, a PCI card, but that plug into a USB port on the host, then, yes - neither Wireshark/tcpdump/any other packet sniffer or libpcap/WinPcap/Npcap nor the capture mechanism those use know or care how it's attached to the host.

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There might be a few issues in regard to performance. So make sure you test the interface well before you start to trust it to capture all traffic.

hugo.vanderkooij gravatar imagehugo.vanderkooij ( 2021-09-03 08:56:20 +0000 )edit

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