I have seen a billion questions on EE about packet sniffing, but for some reason I can not find one that fits all of my needs.
need 1: free
need 2 : for windows -> rules out Snort, right?
need 3: snifs packets for my entire network, not just my computer - rules out ethereal.
For some reason, even when i put my network card in permiscuous mode in ethereal, i only see packets going to/from my computer, not the other computers behind the common router. Is there not an easy way to sniff packets when behind a router(as opposed to a hub or switch).
This should be a 2 second answer, I just got frusterated looking around for a sniffer that works. My next attempt will be to install cygwin and then install snort onto that, but I hope I do not have to do that.