Why can’t Wireshark read packets from ping


I have Wireshark started, then I ping an IP address.

But Wireshark is not picking up any packet sending to or receiving (echoing) from the destination address.

Why? Is ping "protected" from being sniffed?

Best Answer

  • Make sure you aren't filtering the results
    - ensure wireshark is capturing and displaying everything not just IP or TCP (ICMP is a different protocol - Ensure you are looking at the correct network interface

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