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I recorded the wlan traffic in my network and saved this as a pcap file. Now I'd like to see the recorded http traffic and filter for some parts of the http traffic.

I can open the pcap file in wireshark and it shows what you can see in the attached screenshot , but I don't find a way to see ip addresses or http messages. If I filter for http I get an empy list.

How can I make wireshark showing me the captured http traffic?

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type http into the filter box hit enter

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This gives me an empty list. –  BetaRide Oct 29 '12 at 13:29
Then your capture has no HTTP traffic in it. Eek –  msys Oct 29 '12 at 13:31
You are absolutely right. I'm on a WPA encrypted network. After setting the WPA key in wireshark I started to see http trafic. –  BetaRide Oct 30 '12 at 6:26

If you are only interested in http traffic, I would recommend Fiddler instead of Wireshark. It's not as powerful as Wireshark, but speaking of HTTP traffic, I think it's much easier to use and understand.

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"Fiddler is a Web Debugging Proxy which logs all HTTP(S) traffic between your computer and the Internet". I need to analyze everything on my WLAN and I don't have a Windows box at hand. –  BetaRide Oct 29 '12 at 13:12

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