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Can I skip "Finding Local Interfaces"?


When I launch Wireshark, it takes ~30 seconds to initialize. Of this initialization time, the display indicates that about 25 seconds is spent "Finding Local Interfaces".

I use Wireshark virtually every day (I'm lucky that way!), and 99% of the time I am reading in an existing .pcap file. I almost never use Wireshark to capture the packets.

Is there a way for me to launch Wireshark in "No Capture" mode, so it does not bother looking for local interfaces?

(Always trying to be more efficient :-))