[Winpcap-users] Failure to see broadband device

Gianluca Varenni gianluca.varenni at cacetech.com
Fri Apr 10 12:12:34 PDT 2009

Are you working on Vista?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Perry Kivolowitz" <perry at kivolowitz.com>
To: <winpcap-users at winpcap.org>
Sent: Thursday, April 09, 2009 9:14 PM
Subject: Re: [Winpcap-users] Failure to see broadband device

> 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?
> Thanks
> 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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