Using Wireshark protocol analyzer and MC1322x USB dongle

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This document describes how to sniff ZigBee packets to identify messages and layers from the ZigBee stack using the MC1322x USB dongle and Wireshark protocol analyzer.

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Pre-Requisites

  • If not done yet, download & Install Wireshark protocol analyzer

http://www.wireshark.org/download.html

  • Download the Wireshark ZigBee Utility Zip file from Sourceforge

http://sourceforge.net/projects/wiresharkzigbee/

  • Unzip the file in a known location

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1. Install MC1322x dongle

 

  • Plug-in MC1322xUSB dongle and wait for Windows to install the driver. If the driver was not found, steer Windows manually to the directory

        C:\Program Files\Freescale\Drivers

 

  • If BeeKit is not installed, be aware of the following:

 

    • The 1322x USB Dongle uses the FTDI serial to USB converter, Virtual COM Port (VCP) driver for Windows, available at www.ftdichip.com/ftdrivers.htm.
    • The FTDI web site offers drivers for other platforms including Windows® (98 through Vista x64 and CE), MAC OS (8 through X) and Linux.
    • Download the appropriate driver and follow the instructions to complete driver installation.

 

2. Check COM port

 

  • Once installed, the MC1322xUSB dongle should be listed in the available COM ports in Widows device manager.
  • Verify the board’s drivers were successfully installed and take note of the COM port assigned

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3. Run the ZigBee Utility

 

  • Open a command console and navigate to the directory where Wireshark Zigbee utility files were unzipped.

c:\<path>

  • Then start the .exe utility and set the serial port and ZigBee channel to monitor, for instance:

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4. Setting Wireshark

 

  • Start Wireshark and open Capture>Options Dialog

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  • Click on “Manage Interfaces” and add a new pipe with ‘\\.\pipe\wireshark’. Save it and start capture.

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5. Start sniffing

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