Wireshark Review

Great Packet Sniffer

Valuable Features:

Wireshark is an open source development product so it doesn't cost anything and anyone can use it. It is easy to install and there is community support for different OS platforms. Wireshark is a great tool to help network engineers identify network problems like broadcasting, injection, poisoning, etc. You can see your network traffic protocol base on a GUI screen. It’s a real time monitoring tool for your network and is therefore very helpful for a network engineer when trying to identify a PC on a network that is causing a problem. You are able to capture network traffic and export it into different formats, and the same opposite import facility is also there.

Room for Improvement:

It’s helpful only if you have the basic knowledge of networking. You are required to have TCP/IP protocol suite knowledge and many other protocols as well.

Other Advice:

Wireshark is a complete protocol base network monitoring tool. It’s a real-time debugging protocol over your network. It also has import and export facilities to debug the traffic of your network.
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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