As of Firmware 6.3, Peplink devices can send packet information to an external client, where it can be analyzed by Wireshark.
To enable this feature, please follow these steps:
1) Download Wireshark and Netcat
Please follow the links to download the programs:
2) Enter Netcat Command
Once Wireshark has been installed, navigate to the command prompt and adapt the following command to your installation.
C:\nc\nc.exe -l -p 12345 | “C:\Program Files\Wireshark\wireshark.exe” -ki –
At this point, Wireshark will open and begin waiting for the packet trace
3) Enable Remote Capture on the Peplink Router
Login to your device’s Web UI.
Access your device’s support page. This can be done by entering the following on your address bar:
http:// ip address of your router/cgi-bin/MANGA/support.cgi
Once you have entered the support page, this screen will appear:
Check the checkbox next to Remote Capture and enter the IP address and port number of the external client that will receive the information.
The port number must be matched with the port which defined in NetCat command as above.
Finally, click the Start button. The following message will confirm success:
At this point, Wireshark still might not show any activity. One possible reason is that the local firewall is blocking it. In that case, you will need to turn off the firewall to use this feature:
At this point, The Wireshark program on your client should begin receiving packet information: