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Capture wired traffic through wireless network?

asked 2023-02-22 17:44:51 +0000

If the device running Wireshark is connected to a combination router/modem via a wireless LAN and other devices are directly connected to the router/modem via ethernet, can Wireshark sniff packets sent to and from the ethernet connections?

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Capturing wired to wireless is tricky if you think about the bandwith. You can run sustained 1 gb/s both ways on a decent ethernet cable. Not something wireless will be able to match.

hugo.vanderkooij gravatar imagehugo.vanderkooij ( 2023-02-23 08:40:14 +0000 )edit

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answered 2023-02-22 20:55:12 +0000

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No that's not a thing for switched implementations like this. You would need to employ router native capture functions for that.

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