Wireshark is a free cross-platform network protocol analyzer. It allows via a GUI to capture and browse traffic running on a computer wireless or wired network. In this guide, we will see how to install Wireshark on Ubuntu to analyze network data .

Before we start the installation of Wireshark, here are some of its features:

Wireshark Network Analyzer (1.6.1) Installation

To install Wireshark 1.6.1 on Ubuntu 11.10/11.04/10.10/10.04, launch the Terminal and run these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:n-muench/programs-ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wireshark

To start it, search "wireshark" using the dash:

Wireshark screenshot:

To learn how to set up a capture, then check out this guide.

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