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Why is Wireshark showing no interfaces?

asked 2023-06-08 18:52:28 +0000

mark.mccrory gravatar image

updated 2023-06-08 23:43:16 +0000

Guy Harris gravatar image

I see no interfaces at all when I open wireshark. It literally shows no interfaces. Is there a way to add interfaces?

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OS? Wireshark version?

Jaap gravatar imageJaap ( 2023-06-08 19:52:55 +0000 )edit

Or even more helpful, Help -> About Wireshark -> Copy to Clipboard?

cmaynard gravatar imagecmaynard ( 2023-06-08 20:05:02 +0000 )edit

version 3.6.0

mark.mccrory gravatar imagemark.mccrory ( 2023-06-08 20:13:43 +0000 )edit

What operating system?

Guy Harris gravatar imageGuy Harris ( 2023-06-08 23:42:58 +0000 )edit

Trying again, from the menu, Help -> About Wireshark -> Copy to Clipboard?

grahamb gravatar imagegrahamb ( 2023-06-09 08:03:46 +0000 )edit

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answered 2023-06-15 07:56:47 +0000

Guy Harris gravatar image

Is there a way to add interfaces?

No, there is not.

And what you want is not a way to add interfaces; what you want is a way for Wireshark to find the interfaces if there are any, so you don't have to know what interfaces to add and don't have to to add them, they just show up.

Unfortunately, we don't know why Wireshark isn't showing the interfaces, and can't even do a good job of guessing why without knowing on what operating system you're running Wireshark, as the way capture devices work is very operating-system-dependent.

So, if you want the problem fixed, you'll have to tell us what operating system you're using, and what version of the operating system that is. Doing, as two people have already suggested, Help -> About Wireshark -> Copy to Clipboard from the menu, and pasting that information here, would get us most if not all of that information.

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