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Will Wireshark pick up the connection on my PS3

goberpiles
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Registered: 24-03-2009

Will Wireshark pick up the connection on my PS3

I have been asked to run Wireshark to try and see why my Playstation 3 just will not let me play Fifa 09 online, does it support the PS3 will I see the traffic on my pc from it?
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Re: Will Wireshark pick up the connection on my PS3

It depends upon whether you have only a router or a hub.
A router sees where a packet is destined and only sends it to that port. A hub is unintelligent and broadcasts every packet to every port; it is then up to the equipment on the end of each port to decide whether to accept the packet.
If you can get hold of a hub you need to plug the PC and Playstation in to the hub and then connect the hub to your router. Wireshark on the PC will then be able to see all the Playstation traffic.
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
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goberpiles
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Re: Will Wireshark pick up the connection on my PS3

I have the Thompson router supplied by Plusnet and also a Netgear which I have sapped too now.
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Re: Will Wireshark pick up the connection on my PS3

Those are routers - you need something like this
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
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scootie
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Re: Will Wireshark pick up the connection on my PS3

have you got a windows pc thats got a wireless card/adapter plus a NIC (ethernet card)  if so plug your ps3 by ethernet into the pc and use ICS or what i use as i had some issues with ics and xbox is just bridge the two newtork adapters.
another thread i posted in ages ago http://community.plus.net/forum/index.php/topic,76054.msg610133.html#msg610133
once youve done this you can use wireshark on your pc to pick the ps3 traffic up as normal i do this when ever am wanting to check what prioity things have on the xbox marketplace ect
goberpiles
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Registered: 24-03-2009

Re: Will Wireshark pick up the connection on my PS3

I have a laptop that had a wireless connection and a wired connection, but my main PC is not wireless.  Will give it a try now.