I am experimenting with capturing network traffic from my local client/server applications. When I bind my server to localhost and connect my client to the listening port of 44418 on localhost, I can use RawCap to capture traffic and analyse it fine. However, when I bind my server to POWERHOUSE (the name of my machine, which comes out as IP 192.168.0.2) and target port 44418 from my client, I get no traffic in wireshark even when I have the most basic display filter of "tcp.port == 44418" active.
The IP of my router is 192.168.0.1 (the "default gateway").
I don't understand enough about networks to know why this isn't working, but I would like to.
Can someone please explain this to me?