[Winpcap-users] Fw: how can i get aipcap USB adapter

Fish" (David B. Trout fish at infidels.org
Thu Jul 14 16:28:24 PDT 2011

suad alasady wrote:

> dear all
>   i would like to capture ieee 802.11 data frame,
> please i have questions please
> 1- can i do it by using my adapter (Realtek RTL8187 Wireless
> 802.11b/g 54Mbps USB 2.0 Network Adapter) or not? and if the
> answer is not how can i get aipcap?
> note:- i'm from Iraq, hilla , university of Babylon?
> with my great thanks

You can capture the DATA (payload, i.e. IP/UDP/TCP traffic) by creating a
"bridge" first, and then capture the traffic on the other end of the bridge.

A bridge connects two adapters together, so traffic sent to one adapter, is
then sent through the other adapter.

You can then capture the traffic on the end of the bridge.

For example, you can bridge your wireless adapter to your regular
non-wireless adapter, and then capture the traffic on your non-wireless
adapter (which will be the same traffic that was sent to your wireless
adapter, because they are bridged together).

You will NOT be able to capture the "wireless" control information (i.e. you
will not be able to capture the "raw" wireless information such as the
wireless frequency and channel information, nor the wireless MAC headers,

Using a bridge, you will only be able to capture the "payload" information,
such as the IP packets, the UDP packets, the TCP traffic, etc.

The following video explains how to do it:


(or, shorter URL):


"Fish" (David B. Trout) 
 fish at softdevlabs.com

More information about the Winpcap-users mailing list