Have you ever wanted to capture and analyze what network traffic your smartphone or tablet is sending? Maybe you are developing a new app and need to debug a network issue, or maybe you are just curious about what network traffic an app is sending. Using a wireless router running OpenWrt with the CloudShark package makes capturing this traffic easy!
Once you have the OpenWrt CloudShark package installed connect your device to your OpenWrt wireless network and browse to the Status page of the OpenWrt router.
One advantage of Android over iOS for those of us in the packet industry is the ability to access the network interfaces. The popular Kismet Android PCAP app lets you capture on a USB wireless adapter using an Android device. But did you know that you can also capture directly on Android’s wireless interface? Paired with Kismet’s CloudShark Uploader for Android and you can actually capture, upload, view, and analyze all from your mobile android device.
We love it when good ideas come together.
Recently we were contacted by the smart people at Polidea, a company that delivers dynamic mobile app design, development, and testing to its clients. To assist in the latter, Polidea cooked up an open source Cellular Data Network Simulator that you can grab on GitHub.
We got a chance to talk to Kamil Trzciński from Polidea about the project and their CloudShark integration.
The developers over at Kismet Wireless just released an packet capture app for Android devices that lets you use an external USB wireless adapter to capture layer 2 wireless LAN traffic and store in pcap format. How cool is that? The best part is, they’ve also built a handy CloudShark Uploader for Android as well!
When you have performed a capture using Android PCAP, you can then use the Android Cloudshark Uploader to directly upload your captures from your Android device to CloudShark.