Wireshark Overview

Wireshark is the #2 ranked solution in our list of top Network Troubleshooting tools. It is most often compared to SolarWinds NPM: Wireshark vs SolarWinds NPM

What is Wireshark?
Wireshark is the world's foremost network protocol analyzer.
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Henry A. McKelvey
Systems\Communications Engineer at AECOM
Real User
Mar 19, 2020
Filters enable traffic to be segmented so that a value can be looked at individually apart from the other traffic

What is our primary use case?

I use it for network investigation, I even have a patent for the simplification of Protocol Analysis. I have used Wireshark many times to troubleshoot network situations and problems. The patent solved the problem of troubleshooting where you needed to know the direction and course a packet takes in the network which helps with the ability to know where problems lie in the network. We developed the system to actually troubleshoot an entire network through the use of network probes, which acted as smaller protocol analyzers.

Pros and Cons

  • "I use the filters very often, to determine what type of traffic I am looking for. The use of filter allows traffic to be segmented so that a value can be looked at individually apart from the other traffic."
  • "The system could be improved upon by adding a better and more powerful data processing engine."
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