Basic Networking Knowledge
What is Wireshark used for?
Wireshark is a network protocol analyzer, or an application that captures packets from a network connection, such as from your computer to your home office or the internet. Packet is the name given to a discrete unit of data in a typical Ethernet network. Wireshark is the most often-used packet sniffer in the world.
What are three reasons for Wireshark?
Here are some reasons people use Wireshark:
- Network administrators use it to troubleshoot network problems.
- Network security engineers use it to examine security problems.
- QA engineers use it to verify network applications.
- Developers use it to debug protocol implementations.
How does Wireshark read data?
How do I capture the packet data in Wireshark?
- Launch Wireshark. …
- If you want to inspect multiple networks, use the “shift + left-click” control.
- Next, click on the far-left shark-fin icon on the toolbar above.
- You can also start the capture by clicking on the “Capture” tab and selecting “Start” from the drop-down list.
What type of attacks can you detect with Wireshark?
This section contains Wireshark filters useful for identifying various wireless network attacks such as deauthentication, disassociation, beacon flooding or authentication denial of service attacks
Is Wireshark free for commercial use?
Wireshark is “free software”; you can download it without paying any license fee. The version of Wireshark you download isn’t a “demo” version, with limitations not present in a “full” version; it is the full version. The license under which Wireshark is issued is the GNU General Public License version 2.
Who this course is for:
- for beginners Students