Mobile to laptop wifi packet analysis?

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  1. Jules
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    Dec 2014

    Posted 16 Dec 2014 Link to this post

    Very new to this technology, apologies if this is a basic question. I am trying to understand if I download Fiddler on my mobile phone (iPhone 6), if I can "sniff" wifi packets from laptops/other devices on the same wifi? 
  2. Eric Lawrence
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    Posted 17 Dec 2014 Link to this post

    Hello, Jules--

    Fiddler does not run "on" mobile devices like phones; it runs on desktop PCs running Windows or Linux (and sometimes Mac). It can capture traffic from mobile devices and other PCs by configuring those other devices to point their proxy settings at the PC running Fiddler.

    It does not attempt to "sniff" traffic from devices without configuration of those devices (e.g. like a promiscuous mode packet capture tool) although it can import unencrypted requests from PCAP files generated by such sniffers.

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