This page is for the V1 Sniffer firmware only! If you have V2, check the other page - the process has changed between versions.

Using the Firmware V1 Sniffer

There are currently two ways to use the sniffer:

Nordic's nRF Sniffer Utility (Windows only)

If you are on Windows, the best user experience will be had by using the official Nordic nRFSniffer application, available as a download from Nordic Semiconductors after creating a 'My Pages' account, and registering your device using the product ID located on the Bluefruit LE Sniffer packaging.

More information on using Nordic's nRF Sniffer application.

Python API (Cross-Platform, no Registration)

If you are not using Windows, or don't wish to create a MyPages account, the alternative is to use a Python interface to communicate with the nRFSniffer firmware, which will log any traffic to a libpcap file that can be opened directly in Wireshark.  This has been tested on OS X 10.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7, but it currently doesn't support streaming data directly into Wireshark via named pipes (though this is possible with some platform-specific effort).

More information on using the Python API.

This guide was first published on Nov 19, 2014. It was last updated on 2021-10-22 11:48:02 -0400.

This page (V1 Sniffer Software) was last updated on Dec 08, 2021.

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