Wireshark Network Protocol Traffic Analyzer Application

Wireshark is a free and open source network traffic analyzer software for Linux, MacOS, Solaris, FreeBSD, NetBSD and Windows. Using Wireshark you can see what’s happening on your network at a detailed level. It supports more than 100 protocols, filters, live capture of the data and offline analysis of the data. It supports Ethernet, IEEE 802.11, PPP/HDLC, ATM, Bluetooth, USB, Token Ring, Frame Relay and FDDI network types.


Some other important features are you can export your network data to XML, PostScript®, CSV, or plain text files and read files compressed with gzip compression. It also comes with some powerful decryption support for some protocols like IPsec, ISAKMP, Kerberos, SNMPv3, SSL/TLS, WEP, and WPA/WPA2.

Install Wireshark on Ubuntu Linux

You can install Wireshark from the official Ubuntu Universe repository, PPA and from flathub. Open the terminal console application ctrl+alt+t and run below commands one by one to install Wireshark.

sudo add-apt-repository universe
sudo apt install wireshark

If you have selected No in the installation, then run the following command as root to start wireshark

sudo wireshark

If you selected yes then run


Just select your network and click the capture button to start analyze.

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Install Wireshark via PPA:

You can also install the latest version of Wireshark using the official PPA on Ubuntu. In terminal run these commands to add the PPA and install Wireshark.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wireshark-dev/stable
sudo apt update
sudo apt install wireshark

Install Wireshark via Flatpak:

First install flatpak and flathub on your system. After the installation run below Wireshark flatpak installation command.

flatpak install flathub org.wireshark.Wireshark

Then run Wireshark using this command.

flatpak run org.wireshark.Wireshark

That’s it

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