Wireshark – Monitoring Tools

In this article we will discuss Wireshark – Monitoring Tools, will make brief discussion on Wireshark – Monitoring Tools, In last article we discuss about Tracert/traceroute.

Wireshark is a software protocol analyzer, or “packet sniffer” application, used for network troubleshooting, analysis, software and protocol development, and education. Wireshark is used throughout the course to demonstrate network concepts. In this lab, you will download and install Wireshark.

Wireshark has become the industry standard packet-sniffer program used by network engineers. This open source software is available for many different operating systems, including Windows, Mac, and Linux. In this lab, you will download and install the Wireshark software program on your PC.

Originally known as Ethereal, Wireshark has a user-friendly interface that can display data from hundreds of different protocols on all major network types. Data packets can be viewed in real time or analyzed offline. Wireshark supports dozens of capture/trace file formats supported including CAP and ERF. Integrated decryption tools allow you to view encrypted packets for several popular protocols including WEP and WPA/WPA2.

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