| 01.12.2008 | 23:52 | 1 reply

Using WireShark for Windows Master


I am currently attempting to intercept Ethercat messages being sent by the Hilscher Master to my slave. The problem is that Wireshark cannot find an interface to monitor when it looks at the network device list. Is there any way I can get the Ethercat master to expose a network interface which Wireshark can use?



Andreas Jacob

Andreas Jacob

| 02.12.2008 | 06:50


the Hilscher cifX board can not be used like a standard Ethernet interface. To trace the frames you need further more a network card, which can be handled by Wireshark or you need the netANALYZER card from Hilscher.

netANALYZER Data sheet wrote:
... The netANALYZER, an intelligent PC card, possesses internal TAPs and captures two
Ethernet connections bidirectional. Each Ethernet frame gets a time stamp with a resolution
of 10ns. With this, delay times and jitter can be measured. For further analysis this data can
be transferred to Wireshark with the open WinPCAP format. Plugins for Wireshark are
available for the EtherCAT, EtherNet/IP, Powerlink, PROFINET and SERCOS III protocols.