Wireshark – Please turn off promiscuous mode for this device

Recently received the following error while trying to do a packet capture on windows.

There are two solutions to this problem

  1. Disable promiscuous mode for the adapter
  2. Update Npcap

Disable Promiscuous mode

“Please turn off promiscuous mode for this device”

You can turn on promiscuous mode by going to Capture -> Options

Uncheck promiscuous

And click Start

Update Npcap

If you need promiscuous mode on, then look at installing a newer version of Npcap


Restart Wireshark, and Start a capture.


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