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How to take Over the Air (OTA) capture using MacBook?

by on ‎05-18-2016 01:26 PM - edited on ‎05-28-2016 02:00 AM by Guru Elite Guru Elite

Requirement:

How to take Over the Air (OTA) capture using MacBook?



Solution:

We can take Over the Air (OTA) capture using MacBook running OS X 10.6 and above



Configuration:

1. Turn on the MacBook.

                        

2. Press the button "alt-option"  and click on the wifi icon

3. Click on "Open Wireless Diagnostics"

                           

 

4. Click on the Tab "Window" right on the top

                                                    

5. Click on Sniffer      
6. In the box that pops up, select the channel and frequency that you want to capture

                          

7. Click on start

8. After monitoring for required amount of time, you can click on stop and the file gets saved on the desktop



Verification

Open the PCAP file using Wireshark.

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