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Manufacturer MidBit
Weight 0.296 kg

SharkTapBYP reviews


SharkTapBYP network sniffer

3,068 SEK

(3,835 incl. SE 25% VAT)
3,068 SEK 2099-01-01

What is a "Network Sniffer"?

A network sniffer, also known as a network Test Access Port (TAP), allows the user to view the data on an ethernet link. The SharkTap sniffers support 10, 100, and 1000Base-T links, which use copper cables. Packets flowing through the NETWORK ports are duplicated to the TAP port. The TAP port is typically connected to a PC running Wireshark. or similar software. The SharkTaps leverage the economies of scale of standard switch chips, allowing me to provide serious test equipment at a very attractive price. The switch chips in the SharkTap family support "port mirroring". The SharkTaps are what CISCO calls a SPAN port. They are sometimes also called aggregating taps since both NETWORK ports are mirrored to one TAP port. All SharkTaps also have "auto-MDIX" which means that you never have to worry about CAT-5 crossover cables. All ports will work with either a straight-through or crossover cable.

The SharkTapBYP is ideal when you need the extra security of a fail-safe link but don't need a high-end carrier-grade TAP. The SharkTapBYP is ideal for embedded data acquisition applications where the SharkTap will be installed permanently.

  • A power-fail bypass
  • If power fails, relays automatically restore a direct connection between the Network ports. (actually, a transformer-coupled connection, so PoE is not interrupted)
  • The bypass relays do not draw idle power and do not break PoE on power-up or power-fail
  • Dual power for further security: Power from a USB3 port (blue insert) and/or A/C adapter (like a phone charger). A USB2 port is adequate if you're only using the wired TAP port (not the USB TAP). USB3 and USB2 cables are included.
  • The micro-B connection only takes power and does not make a USB connection to your PC.

Simple plug and play

  • Two "use cases" - a wired TAP port or a virtual USB NIC
  • For bench use, power from a spare USB port - does not make a USB connection, only uses power.
  • You'll need a CAT-5 (or equivalent) patch cord or two (not included)


  • Directly supports 10Base-T, 100Base-T and 1000Base-T links
  • Jumbo frames up to 9720 bytes (4K on USB NIC)
  • Dimensions (including tabs): 2.9"W x 5.1"L x 1.10"H
  • Passes Power Over Ethernet (PoE), 350mA per pair (at 57V)
  • Draws up to 750mA in USB 3 mode. And once USB section is powered, it remains powered until both power cables are remeoved
  • Temperature range: 0 to 70 Celcius. Nominal range - not formally guaranteed.
  • Warranty: 30 day return, 1 year defects in parts and workmanship