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4.2. Prerequisites

Setting up Wireshark to capture packets for the first time can be tricky.

[Tip] Tip!

A comprehensive guide "How To setup a Capture" is available at: http://wiki.wireshark.org/CaptureSetup.

Here are some common pitfalls:

  • You need to have root / Administrator privileges to start a live capture.

  • You need to choose the right network interface to capture packet data from.

  • You need to capture at the right place in the network to see the traffic you want to see.

  • ... and a lot more!.

If you have any problems setting up your capture environment, you should have a look at the guide mentioned above.


 
 
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