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extcap for Bluefruit Sniffer LE in Wireshark
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extcap for Bluefruit Sniffer LE in Wireshark

by bentai on Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:23 pm

The nRF Sniffer device does not show up in Wireshark 2.6.8-2 when not run as root.

Since it is not a good idea to run as root, this is not ideal.

I can see the other packet capture devices after running dpkg-configure wireshark-common to allow non-root captures.

I checked permissions on the script in the extcap directory; should I be looking at the serial device in /dev?

The device gets good captures running as root.

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Re: extcap for Bluefruit Sniffer LE in Wireshark

by donturner on Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:43 pm

Thanks for posting this. I spent hours trying to figure out why the nRF Sniffer interface was not appearing in WireShark. My solution was to run `sudo /Applications/Wireshark.app/Contents/MacOS/WireShark`. It'd be great if it just worked out-of-the box.

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