[Winpcap-users] Failure to see broadband device

Perry Kivolowitz perry at kivolowitz.com
Thu Apr 9 21:14:55 PDT 2009

Thank you for the advice on WinDump. However it does not detect the adapter.

What you're saying about the device looking like a dial up adapter rings 
true... the thing is a phone at its heart.

I'm not following the part about opening the adapter for generic dialup 
and vpn capture. Could you share some more insight?


Guy Harris wrote:
> No - if anything is, it's WinDump's "-D" option.  However, I wouldn't  
> be surprised if that also failed.
> However, my *suspicion* is that the broadband adapter looks like a  
> dial-up adapter, which means that it *might* not show up until you've  
> opened a connection, and that if you open the "Adapter for generic  
> dialup and VPN capture" you can capture PPP setup packets on that  
> adapter (or any other dial-up adapter) before the connection is set up  
> and continue to capture the PPP traffic on the adapter after the  
> connection is set up.

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