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My trace only shows inbound traffic.

asked 2017-11-23 01:36:04 +0000

Murray gravatar image

Why can't I see outbound traffic too?

I have no filters in place and have selected all "real" (ie: non-virtual) interfaces. When I look for packets going FROM my ip address there is no data. I can see the other half of the conversation with the traffic coming in TO my ip address.

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Jaap gravatar imageJaap ( 2017-11-23 07:23:29 +0000 )edit

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answered 2020-07-27 09:32:14 +0000

This solved my problem: wireshark-only-capturing-incoming-packets

The cause was the "DNE LightWeight Filter" installed along with the network interfaces:

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Kudos to vasudevakamaswami

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As was mentioned by @Alex in the comments below.

Jaap gravatar imageJaap ( 2020-07-27 14:53:52 +0000 )edit

answered 2018-09-18 16:45:44 +0000

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I can add one more possible solution here, I'm using a Windows 10 Pro in a Xen VM. I had the same issue, caused me a few quite inconvenient moments to find the solution: don't install the XEN PV network drivers! I just wanted to be too pedantic and had installed them about a week ago, when I set up the VM. As soon as I removed them now and set the card type to rtl, now everything works fine.

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answered 2017-11-23 11:35:38 +0000

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Are you capturing on Windows and do you have some endpoint AV or VPN software installed. If so then it is a common problem with some AV and VPN software, and you can either uninstall the offending software, or possible try the newer capture driver npcap (uninstalling WinPcap first).

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That's interesting grahamb. The laptop on which I am having trouble does connect to the corporate WAN via a VPN gateway. The partner is on my local LAN outside the corporate WAN (i.e., not via the VPN). When I run wireshark on the local partner I see both inbound and outbound traffic. I suspect you have identified the root cause. I may examine the npcap option when I have some more time. Thank you.

Murray gravatar imageMurray ( 2017-11-23 22:06:57 +0000 )edit

Hey there,

I have just had this issue a few moments ago and I quickly spotted the root cause of this "minor" problem thanks to an older forum post I had found. Please check if you are using a VPN client software as Grahamb points out, simply try to disable its usage under NIC properties (Uncheck the box) upon a Windows environment.

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marcossoutullo gravatar imagemarcossoutullo ( 2018-02-12 18:20:47 +0000 )edit

Hello there.

I suffered the same problem in my laptop: I surprisingly could only capture incoming traffic. The workaround suggested by graham (thanks, sir!) of using npcap instead of WinPcap worked fine and now I can capture both legs of any simple ping. As far as I remember I don't have any VPN client installed but, of course, I have AV (Comodo particularly). Regards.

rafa gravatar imagerafa ( 2018-03-05 10:58:30 +0000 )edit

Hello. In my case it was Citrix DNE Lightweight Driver installed. After switching it off in the Network Connection properties, the issue got fixed

Alex gravatar imageAlex ( 2018-06-15 11:47:41 +0000 )edit

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