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How to sniff Playstation 4 network traffic

asked 2019-05-26 22:49:07 +0000

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updated 2019-05-26 23:34:41 +0000

I'm looking for suggestions on how to sniff Playstation 4 network traffic, while running Wireshark on my desktop PC. This page made it sound like it would be really easy if I just ran a proxy server on my PC and connected the PS4 via the proxy server, but I couldn't get it to connect. It's possible something on my Netgear router was blocking a port, but I found it very difficult to troubleshoot.

Another suggestion I found was putting a hub between the PS4 and the router, then sending a copy of the data to my PC. That seems like it might work, though it would require buying a hub. What's a good one that's still available? It seems like everyone's just selling switches now. Might have to go to eBay, I suppose.

A third alternative was basically hacking my own network with a man in the middle attack, but I'm not sure I'm up for that, LOL.

Any other suggestions would be appreciated. It's one of those things that sounded easy at first and before I knew it I'd spent hours messing it with it with no results.

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answered 2019-05-28 06:42:53 +0000

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What problems did you ran into when running the Proxy? Did you see any traffic from the PS4 after configuring the proxy settings on it?

If proxying does not work, the easiest solution (IMHO) would be to buy a simple managed switch with the option to do port mirroring. I have a "Netgear ProSafe GS108Tv2" for this purpose. I also have an old hub (bought second hand as you will have a hard time finding a new one), but I actually never use it.

Have a look at the WIreshark wike page on capturing packets for more options and some background.

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