This chapter describes experimental functionality that might or
might not work as expected depending on the specific implementation
in third party software and hardware. No technical support will be
provided for this functionality.
In addition to the remote capture functionality provided by
CommView can also capture traffic from remote computers using the
RPCAP (Remote Packet Capture) protocol. This protocol is supported
by some hardware (e.g. Aerohive Access Points) and software (e.g.
To switch to remote monitoring mode, click
Remote Monitoring Mode.
An additional toolbar will appear in the CommView main window next
to the main toolbar. Click the
New RPCAP Connection
button to open a new connection window.
To connect to a remote device, enter its
hostname or IP address,
number (RPCAP uses port 2002 by default), check the
box and specify a
if authentication is required, and then check the
box if that is the capture mode you wish to use. Click
to establish a connection. Once the connection has been
drop-down list will be populated by available network interfaces.
to start capturing.