Wireshark/Tshark on BananaPi BPI-R2


i want to use the BananaPi R2 as a sniffing device and therefore I want to install wireshark on it. I have some experiences with the Rasperry Pi but Bpi is new to me. Therefore I like to ask you what Image suites this purpose best.

Best Dan

Do you need graphical user interface? I simply running tcpdump

For much data i write pcap with it ,which i open on laptop for analysis

Thanks for quick Response.

Here is the idea of my Setup


I don’t necessary need a Gui. I saw the newest image is a Debian from 2019. But there is also a CentOS image which is running relativly stable according to elektromaker. tcpdump is ok but I have some scripts written in tshark and it would be very nice to reuse them. Installing Wireshark on Rasperry pi is relativley straight forward. Do I also have this support with the bpi r2?

Imho install tshark in debian is same as on rpi. Wireshark requires xserver. So in your case tshark should be the best option. I don’t know tshark much…maybe it uses compatible params as tcpdump

A long time ago I installed termshark on BPI-R2! I didn’t do much with it, but worked quite well for me. Please visit it on :

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don’t this setip , is critical ina productive environment , about the bridge situation no the bpir2.

create an mrror port on the switch an plug the bpr2 monitoring port there.

this means that the server is also connected to the switch.( then mioor this port )


Have you created a mirror-port on r2 or external switch? The switch driver should support port-mirroring,but i don’t know how to setup it.