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Learn If Intel® Wired Ethernet Network Adapters Support Promiscuous Mode

Last Reviewed: 15-Mar-2016
Article ID: 000007255


Yes, all currently marketed Intel® PRO/100, Intel® PRO/1000 Gigabit, Intel® Gigabit, Intel® PRO/10 Gigabit, and Intel® 10 Gigabit Server Adapters support Promiscuous mode. A network management agent or other software (such as "Network sniffer") is required to tell the OS to turn on the promiscuous mode support. Users cannot enable or disable the support.

Note In some cases it is necessary to make setting changes to the OS running the packet capture software so that tagged Ethernet frames are passed up without stripping the tags.
Related topic:
My sniffer is not seeing VLAN, 802.1q, or QoS tagged frames

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