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Setting up Wireshark under Mac OS X network and windows network
Setting up WireShark on Mac OS X:
There are possibilities that you might encounter the below error:
The following errors were found while loading the MIBS:
-:0 1 module-not-found failed to locate MIB module `IP-MIB'
You get this error because Wireshark might be looking for some stuff and might not be able to find the same. So to fix it, In Wireshark, open Preferences by going in to "Edit" -> "Preferences"> click on "Name Resolution" tab > Click on "Edit" > Click "New" and move /usr/share/snmp/mibs/ in there > Click on ok> Close Preferences and restart Wireshark.
Once you are able to get rid of the error then you will be able to see a list of network interfaces in "Interface List". If you are not able to see list of network interfaces then you might be running as non-admin. To use Wireshark as non – admin in future without any issues, you will have to make some more changes so that one can stuff in /dev/bpf*. For allowing user to sniff packets you just have to add a line to ChmodBPF script to chown.
Open ChmodBPF script from /Library/StartupItems/ChmodBPF/ChmodBPF in notepad and add chown line so that it looks like below.
chgrp admin /dev/bpf*
chmod g+rw /dev/bpf*
chown abc:admin /dev/bpf*
You have to replace abc with the name of the user whom you want to run Wireshark. After making the changes save the file and run Wireshark.
If you are doing a fresh installation of Wireshark on Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6) you will have to change the ownership of ChmodBPF file’s. For that just open terminal and enter the below command:
sudo chown -R root:wheel ChmodBPF
Once you are done with all of the above steps then you should be able to capture network traces without any issues.
Setting up WireShark on Windows network:
Download Wireshark installer and execute it. There are some optional components but you should keep them default if you are not aware of these settings:
Re: Setting up Wireshark under Mac OS X network and windows network
Hey thanks for the tips, I was getting the same error that you have mentioned here under mac os x and I was not able to proceed. Anyways I will try out the fix for it and will post back if I found it to be helping.
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