The SharkTap is a special purpose ethernet switch that allows you to ‘tap into’ an ethernet connection. It is intended to be used with the free Wireshark network analyzer or equivalent.
Conventional switches route packets only to the intended destination port, reducing traffic, but preventing a third port from seeing all packets. The SharkTap duplicates all packets to or from the ‘NETWORK’ ports on the ‘TAP’ port.
Supports 10, 100 and 1000Base-T, all ports. Power-Over-Ethernet (POE) pass-through on the ‘NETWORK’ ports.
Powered from a micro-USB cable (included), draws 350mA or less. For USB TAP, search ‘SharkTapUSB’
Other features: Auto-MDIX, so no crossover cables ever needed. Non-conductive enclosure. Will not route packets from TAP to NETWORK ports.