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Packet Capture Shows No TCP, UDP, or HTTP Traffic

asked 2023-02-26 02:14:59 +0000

ronsonsdown gravatar image

updated 2023-02-28 02:20:44 +0000

I just downloaded wireshark on my Macbook Air running Big Sur, and when I listen on the WiFi interface (en0) I see tons of traffic, but it is all just showing up as bare ethernet frames between my machine and my router with the occasional ARP thrown in. I am sure I am on the right interface, but I can't tell why my packets aren't being parsed as what they are. What am I missing?

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Not sure as we only have your text to go on.

hugo.vanderkooij gravatar imagehugo.vanderkooij ( 2023-02-27 08:36:48 +0000 )edit

Ok, I added a link to the screen shot of my packet capture. I see that embedding images is not allowed.

ronsonsdown gravatar imageronsonsdown ( 2023-02-28 02:21:23 +0000 )edit

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answered 2023-02-28 08:38:34 +0000

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It appears that IPv4 recognition and dissection might be disabled in your configuration, which would also prevent the dissection of TCP or UDP on top of IPv4, and thus would prevent the discussion of HTTP on top of TCP on top of IPv4.

Select "Enabled Protocols..." from the "Analyze" menu. Type "ipv4" in the Search box. It should show a row that has "IPv4" and "Internet Protocol Version 4" in it. If there is not a blue checkbox to the left of "IPv4", check that checkbox and click "OK"; the lack of a blue checkbox would mean that IPv4 is, in fact, disabled in your Wireshark configuration, and checking the checkbox and clicking "OK" should enable it and cause the IPv4 packets to be dissected.

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Wow that was it. Not even sure why it wasn't checked. Thank you!

ronsonsdown gravatar imageronsonsdown ( 2023-02-28 17:42:05 +0000 )edit

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