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Does anyone have any idea how to capture HTTP traffic that goes through my ICS connection?

Full details:

  • I have a PC connected to internet via Ethernet.
  • PC has set up a Wifi Hotspot using Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) to share out internet to mobile devices.
  • I have a mobile device that is connected to the Wifi Hotspot.
  • I want to capture all traffic incoming from the mobile device. And the kicker: Mobile device does not have ability to set proxy settings

This would be easy if the mobile device could set a proxy server - but unfortunately it does not have that ability. Also, I realize I could use wireshark here - but I need to decrypt https traffic to a server I don't have access to.

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check this page out: fiddler2.com/Fiddler/help there is a link to a discussion group –  Keltari Apr 8 '13 at 23:59
I have the same problem, unfortunately none of the suggestions in the link are applicable. I use wireshark right now, but this is just too uncomfortable compared to Fiddler or for example Burp. In Fiddler I can see everything that goes directly from my machine to WWW, but not what is coming from the connected device. This is strange –  nico gawenda Nov 14 '13 at 6:38
Does it help in Fiddler options, Connections tab, selecting "Allow remote computers to connect"? –  harrymc Nov 14 '13 at 19:59
does not help :\ –  nico gawenda Nov 16 '13 at 7:37

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