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Maximizing the Use of Octosniff Game Filters

Game filters provide a convenient way of identifying game server and client IPs by automatically labeling the related traffic. We will guide you on how to properly configure the filtered games tab for optimal usage.

To properly set up the filtered games tab, please follow these steps:
You will need to enable the other info tab via settings.
If you are using OctoSniff V4 you can click the settings tab on the bottom left and then click "interface" and make sure there is a checkmark on "other Info."
Additionally, if you are using OctoSniff V4 click "Packet Filtering" and click the plus sign add port 80 and then port 443 (image Below)
If you are using OctoSniff V3 Click on the settings button in the top right corner and click "Interface" then Enable the option "Show Other Info".
In the "Console IP Filter" field, enter the IP of the specific console/device. (For example, a phone,game console IP) If you are using a PC for sniffing, leave this field empty.
If the game or application has a corresponding game filter option, please enable it.
Once these steps are completed, begin capturing packets and join a game session.

Packet Filtering OctoSniff V4

Filtering console or another device OctoSniff V4.

It is important to only use game filters while actively playing the game in question. Having multiple filters enabled during a game may cause overlap, resulting in confusion. To avoid this, we recommend only leaving party chat filters on while playing a game. When switching to a different game, turn off the previous filter and enable the new one for the new game. By doing this, you'll be able to capture accurate data and avoid confusion.

Always begin capturing packets before joining a game or party chat. This is essential as most filters require information from the initial packets in order to function properly.
If you are using software via wireless setup, filters may not work as intended due to packet loss caused by ARP spoofing. In this case, the IP will appear in the "Other Info" tab.
If there is no "Game Filter" available for your specific game or if the filter is out of date, the IP will appear in the "Other Info" tab.
For dedicated games simply look for the ISP with high traffic. (The DDOS protection icon may also show locked home connections won't have this)
For P2P games simply look at the ISP/Traffic common home ISP'S with high traffic means its players.


Why a filter is not working or why one does not exist for a game.
If a filter is not working it may be that the game has recently updated and caused the filter to malfunction, so it needs to be updated.
If you are searching for a filter for a specific game and you don't see it that means we haven't made one or our users haven't made one.

In either case, you will need to join our discord and message the admin CSPG to request a filter to be update or have one made. Click here to link your account to join the discord
Keep in mind if we don't own the game, you must own and use OctoSniff via Wired or PC Hotspot setup to have one updated or made!

Updated on: 03/08/2023

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