Wireless Networks Thread, running Wireshark as a service in Technical; Has anyone successfully run Wireshark (or similar tool) as a service at system startup to gather frame data from a ...
2nd December 2008, 01:28 PM #1
running Wireshark as a service
Has anyone successfully run Wireshark (or similar tool) as a service at system startup to gather frame data from a wireless card as it attempts to make a connection?
I am trying to resolve a problem with an apparently random loss of connectivity with our wireless network.
I have run Wireshark on a system exhibiting the problem and now I would like to repeat it on one that is working successfully to see where the process breaks. The problem is the wireless connection is made before logon so I cannot start Wireshark soon enough to gather the data.
2nd December 2008, 01:40 PM #2
2nd December 2008, 02:01 PM #3
You should be able to launch it into capture by providing all of the right details into the command line at launch:
9.2.*Start Wireshark from the command line
and you should be able to set it up to run the GUI app as a service by using the Srvany wrapper from the Win 2k3 resource kit:
Download details: Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools
2nd December 2008, 02:29 PM #4
Disable the wireless once you're logged on, then re-enable it once you've started Wireshark?
Originally Posted by broc
2nd December 2008, 03:11 PM #5
I tried that, unless I missed something (very new to Wireshark, so quite possible) I discovered Wireshark expected to find the interface before it would start the trace.
Originally Posted by AngryTechnician
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