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Could someone please point me in the right direction as to which .Net classes I can use to read Ethernet frames. In particular I want to read multicast Ethernet frames (LLDP).

The only documentation I can find relates to the Socket class, but I think this only works with IP. The frames I'm interested are Ethernet frames, but do not hold an IP packet. Ideally I would like to listen for any Ethernet frame destined for a particular multicast MAC address...

I'd really appreciate a nudge in the right direction.

Many thanks,

Posted 7-Sep-10 11:32am

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Solution 1

There are no classes in the .NET Framework that deal with network communication on that level.

You'd have to use a third party library, like WinPCap, to do something like this.

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