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can I confugure NetGear RP614 to be able to receive all packets (packets from and to all machines on my LAN) and inspect them in Wireshark?

I enabled promisc on eth0 and in Wireshark but still can see only traffic related to my Ubuntu and broadcast messages. In NetGear I see only port triggering and forwarding, no monitoring option.

Is there any options to do it on this NetGear, not using additional switch or anything?

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closed as not a real question by joeqwerty, Ward, Michael Hampton, Jenny D, Jim B May 10 '13 at 14:14

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why downvote, provide explanation – tinky_winky May 10 '13 at 0:00
At a guess, the downvotes would be because there is no evidence of your trying the basic step of locating and reading the documentation for your hardware. – Jenny D May 10 '13 at 7:22
so no, the question is because this is new topic to me and info about hardware can't be enough to me to answer the question about its capability to offer such service – tinky_winky May 10 '13 at 12:25

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No. The switch between Ethernet ports is implemented in hardware and the hardware does not support any monitoring option.

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so only way to i.e. put switch between NetGear and LAN and than connect directly to Netgear and sniff between Netgear and switch, or open monitoring port in switch and connect to switch? Is this correct? – tinky_winky May 10 '13 at 0:44
Wait a minute. Do you want to only inspect packets to and from the router? Or do you want to inspect packets between LAN machines? – David Schwartz May 10 '13 at 0:45
I want to inspect all traffic ideally , from all machines in LAN to interenet too. – tinky_winky May 10 '13 at 0:46
You're still saying two different things. All traffic? Or only packets to and from the router? (When a machine on the LAN accesses the Internet, it does so by sending a packet to the router.) – David Schwartz May 11 '13 at 20:17
seriously? : p Well ideally want all, but would be enough to get anything more than just my traffic. So? – tinky_winky May 11 '13 at 22:13

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