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Short story:

  1. Wireshark is working....on my winXP-32b
  2. ... usage ....
  3. Long long time later
  4. Wireshark does not work
    • It can't find any usefull interface (just VPN)
    • ipconfig /all

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dell Wireless 1490 Dual Band WLAN Mini-Card
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : SOME VALID MAC

Ethernet adapter eth0:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : xxxx
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : SOME VALID MAC
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.12.68
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.....

..... Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Fortinet virtual adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : SOME VALID MAC
  1. Following steps didn't help:

    Several Wireshark re-installation
    Several LIBPCAP re installation
    SP3 for winXP
    

Any ideas welcome.

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Have you configured your NIC to run in promiscuous mode? –  BobbyShaftoe Oct 30 '09 at 15:57
    
Even here ethereal.com/faq#q7.6 they don't write how to turn it on. –  bua Oct 30 '09 at 16:24

2 Answers 2

Start the wireshark with sudo or from a root or admin account. Capturing and listing interfaces need root privileges.

source: wireshark wiki

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Ideas to try:

  1. Uninstall Wireshark and WinPcap using Revo, then reinstall.
  2. If you have upgraded Wireshark and/or WinPcap, go back to the versions that worked.
  3. If an interface doesn't show up in the list of interfaces in the "Interface:" field, and you know the name of the interface, try entering that name in the "Interface:" field.
  4. Check any item that might apply in the Wireshark Preferences, as network interfaces can be marked as hidden.
  5. Follow troubleshooting hints in the Wireshark FAQ section Capturing packets on Windows.
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