How to sniff VOIP traffic on netgear dg834g ?

Discussion in 'UK VOIP' started by dmitri, Apr 2, 2007.

  1. dmitri

    dmitri Guest

    Netgear dg834g is an adsl router with 4-port-switch bridged with wi-fi
    interface. I want to record my VOIP conversations by sniffing the traffic
    to/from ATA connected to the switch. I think of connecting my laptop to
    the switch and running erhereal on it to acheave this. How can I degrade
    switch into hub? I read that I could overflow arp tables for the switch
    to failover to hub(repeater) mode. Is there any more gracefull way from
    within router itself? The box is running linux 2.4.17(ifconfig, brctl
    commands available, and access to /proc).

    dmitri, Apr 2, 2007
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    Dave Saville Guest

    Why degrade the whole switch? Get a cheapo hub second hand and put it between
    the ATA and the switch. With just the PC and the ATA on it you won't notice any
    difference. But in any case how do you propose to play back a recorded session?



    Dave Saville

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    Dave Saville, Apr 2, 2007
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    Paul Hayes Guest

    Using Ethereal (or Wireshark as it's now called) you can generate an
    audio file from the RTP packets easily.

    I would also suggest trying to find a hub on ebay or somewhere but they
    are getting harder to find, not helped by the way a lot of sellers on
    there don't realise that a hub and a switch aren't the same thing!

    Another alternative would be to buy a managed switch which has a
    "monitor port" feature but this is probably too expensive for what you want.

    Paul Hayes, Apr 2, 2007
  4. Look up arp cache poisoning/spoofing.


    Gordon Henderson, Apr 2, 2007
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    SteveC Guest

    I've got an old Netgear 4 port ethernet HUB in my loft somewhere, with
    power supply.
    Would you like me to see if I can find it?

    SteveC, Apr 3, 2007
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    dmitri Guest

    Thank you Steve. I'll try to "soft-solve" that.

    dmitri, Apr 5, 2007
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