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Require software tool for Ethernet frame analyzer

Altera_Forum
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Hi, 

 

I am current working on Ethernet protocol. Do anyone know any software tool for sending and receiving Ethernet frames? 

 

For example: If i send ethernet frame from my custom FPGA Board to my PC, i must be able see the frame contents and similarly create a frame and send it to my custom FPGA Board. This will help debugging my Ethernet design. 

 

Thanks, 

Nandish Jasani
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Altera_Forum
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For monitoring Ethernet frames you can simply use sw tools like Ethereal or Wireshark. 

If you also want to build custom ethernet frames I think you need to do some coding; I don't know any ready made tool. 

Look at www.winpcap.org for a widely used free-source packet management library.
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor II
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Thanks i will try with Wireshark. 

 

Nandish Jasani.
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor II
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What OS are you using? There are some packet generators out there, check out: 

 

packeth 

http://packeth.sourceforge.net/packeth/home.html 

 

Nemesis: 

http://nemesis.sourceforge.net/ 

 

Wireshark is the best (free) tool for analysis.
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