promiscuous mode

fentonnyc

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 8, 2014
2
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New York City
I want to experiment with Wireshark but it requires setting my network to "promiscuous mode". There is not much info on exactly how to do this. Can ypu help?
macbook pro mid 2010

thanks,

fenton lawless
 

AppleP59

macrumors 6502
Feb 24, 2014
349
4
From what I remember, there doesn't seem to be much info on anything related to Wireshark
 

whiteonline

macrumors 6502a
Aug 19, 2011
521
237
California, USA
I want to experiment with Wireshark but it requires setting my network to "promiscuous mode". There is not much info on exactly how to do this. Can ypu help?
macbook pro mid 2010

thanks,

fenton lawless
Promiscuous mode means the network interface is operating in a mode to listen to all network traffic - whether it is addressed to your computer IP or not. Requires root/superuser privileges.

Non-promisucous mode will only be able to listen to packets addressed to the computer's IP (or broadcast messages). Can be run as a regular user.
 
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