The original Bluetooth LE sniffer firmware from Nordic had some restrictions such as only being usable by Wireshark 1.

As of August 2018 we are only selling Sniffers pre-prorgrammed with Firmware version 2

However, we'll keep this documentation up in case its useful for people with old boards

You need a J-Link or other SWD programming jig in order to install/change the sniffer firmware!

If by chance you have an nRF51822 board you want to load the firmware on, here's a hex that does not require the 32khz crystal (but does require the 16 mhz crystal)

Again, we don't have a guide or tutorial on loading the firmware onto an nRF51. We don't have the original source code, that hex is from Nordic and they only release hex files

This guide was first published on Nov 19, 2014. It was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

This page (Using with Sniffer V1 (old)) was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

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