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Solved: Network data capture???

Discussion in 'Networking' started by DaveDoesIT, Apr 27, 2010.

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  1. DaveDoesIT

    DaveDoesIT Thread Starter

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    Hi All,

    I need to see the actual data that is moving between my 10/100 wired network.

    I need something like M$oft's network Monitor 3.?? which I believe allows setting filters to capture the raw data in the packets, but it is not available for Vista Home premium.

    Anyone know of a freeware, trialware, shareware or commercial program that will allow me to look at the actual packet data?

    Thanks

    Dave
     
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  3. DaveDoesIT

    DaveDoesIT Thread Starter

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    Thanks Squashman,

    I also stumbled onto a very simple freeware program called What is Transferring"
    http://www.wfshome.com/wit.htm

    It did all that I needed. It was a one-shot thing an while a little clunky, it told me what I needed to know.

    I installed the two you suggested and I thank you for the links and here are comments on those. The WireShark looks VERY impressive in what it can do.

    NASniffer is difficult t use and pretty clunky.
    WireShark is huge overkill and a steep learning curve.

    Dave
     
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    Just to be sure, you're talking about capturing data on the network or between a PC and the network?
     
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