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Installed Wireshark 2.6.1 and Displays No Interfaces Found to Capture

asked 2018-06-05 15:17:12 +0000

jblt83 gravatar image

updated 2018-06-05 15:17:30 +0000

I installed wireshark 2.6.1 on windows 10 and for some reason its showing that there are no interfaces found to capture like my wireless network connection.

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Can you post the contents of the Help | About Wireshark dialog, you can copy them to the clipboard by highlighting and Control + C?

grahamb gravatar imagegrahamb ( 2018-06-06 05:22:21 +0000 )edit

I'm having this issue, here's my Help/About text.

Version 2.6.1 (v2.6.1-0-g860a78b3) 
Copyright 1998-2018 Gerald Combs <[email protected]> and contributors. License GPLv2+: GNU GPL version 2 or later <> This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. 
Compiled (64-bit) with Qt 5.9.5, with WinPcap (4_1_3), with GLib 2.42.0, with zlib 1.2.11, with SMI 0.4.8, with c-ares 1.14.0, with Lua 5.2.4, with GnuTLS 3.4.11, with Gcrypt 1.7.6, with MIT Kerberos, with MaxMind DB resolver, with nghttp2 1.14.0, with LZ4, with Snappy, with libxml2 2.9.4, with QtMultimedia, with AirPcap, with SBC, with SpanDSP, with bcg729. 
Running on 64-bit Windows 10, build ...
Ramon gravatar imageRamon ( 2018-06-18 15:54:12 +0000 )edit

You are using WinPcap as the capture library, can you check the NPF driver is started by entering the following at a command prompt:

sc.exe qc npf
grahamb gravatar imagegrahamb ( 2018-07-01 22:13:38 +0000 )edit

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answered 2018-07-01 19:59:38 +0000

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I was having the same issue. Found from here you need to right click on the WireShark icon, click on run as administrator, and from there it will work. The program needs to have admin rights to access the adapter.

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No, Wireshark does NOT need to be run as adminstrator, and doing so exposes your system to extra risk and it's irresponsible to suggest that others do that. See the Capture Privileges page on the Wiki for more info.

grahamb gravatar imagegrahamb ( 2018-07-01 22:09:14 +0000 )edit

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