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I want to find a tool like omnipeek on my ubuntu precise, but didn't find.

Which tools can be used to capture WLAN packets on Linux?

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Wireshark is a relatively popular tool, and works on a few flavors of Linux, as well as Mac and Windows

http://www.wireshark.org/

Looks like it's also in the repos

sudo apt-get install wireshark
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Hi Kyle, I launch wireshark and encounter "Couldn't run /usr/bin/dumpcap in child process: permission denied", what is wrong? –  Victor S Oct 12 '12 at 16:52
    
Is wireshark like omnipeek? –  Anwar Shah Oct 12 '12 at 17:00
    
@OliveTwist I'm not familiar with omnipeek, but Wireshark does packet capture –  Kyle Macey Oct 12 '12 at 17:45
    
@VictorS try running with sudo –  Kyle Macey Oct 12 '12 at 17:45
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If you already have and use Omnipeek... Use wireshark/dumpcap or even tcpdump on your Linux system to capture the packets to a PCAPNG format to be analysed in Omnipeek.

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