Why won't libpcap find my device?

By sanks4545 ·

I have just started using libpcap, the C library for network monitoring but it won't even recognize my device!

#include stdio.h
#include pcap.h

int main(int argc, char *argv[])
char *dev, errbuf[PCAP_ERRBUF_SIZE];

dev = pcap_lookupdev(errbuf);
if (dev == NULL) {
fprintf(stderr, "Couldn't find default device: %s\n", errbuf);
printf("Device: %s\n", dev);

Any hints? I have both an ethernet jack and a wireless card (Using a macbook pro late 2010)

Many Thanks!

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