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Fun With Wireshark: Introduction!



I haven't used Wireshark in quite some time, so now I had a bit of a re-affilation curve to deal with. How do I know if I'm capturing from my Eth0 interface?

So I pulled up my Network Utility and told it, "Hey, ping my website until I tell you stop."





And it did, and you can see a transcript of the conversation below.




"Hello?" "Hello!"

Step one, complete.

Now, can I be a passive observer on a network and spy on others? Let's see. I joined a hotspot I set up on my LG Stylo called Broadcasting. It's only this Macbook and my iPhone (Remember that?)


Now I try to sniff packets between my iPhone and my Stylo from my Macbook. I keep not getting anything. This page tells me that we should be able to, but I can't seem to snipe it from the air, even being in promiscuous mode.


It's very adamant about having the correct time right now.

https://wiki.wireshark.org/CaptureSetup/Ethernet#Switched_Ethernet

I'm going to check out David Bombal's Wireshark course on Udemy.

EDIT 07/12 - I should see if the Xfinity L3 Switch has port mirroring capabilities.



EMPLOYERS: This is me using a variety of technologies (LG with Android, iPhone 8 with iOS, Macbook with OSX (Mojave)) to test network connectivity.

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