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Erik Ruwalder
Real User
Network Engineer at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
Feb 28 2018

What is most valuable?

Making different profiles to tune the tool for the problems at hand, the graphing options, to customize the screen layout, etc. Also, shines for wireless troubleshooting… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It gives us the ability to pinpoint problems and to communicate network problems with software and hardware vendors. The packets never lie!

What needs improvement?

Big trace files (more than 1,000,000 packets) can be slow, but then you can use "TraceWrangler" (also free) to help with slicing and dicing the data. This is no complaint… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is free to download and install. It runs on multiple platforms, so how can you go wrong?

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have used it more or less since 2001. So no, I did not use a previous solution.

What other advice do I have?

If you profile yourself as a network specialist, and don't use it, I would not trust you on my network. It is even referenced in the book "TCP/IP Illustrated, Vol. 1", the… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

In those days, there was a tool "Sniffer", but it was too expensive.
Yafes Duygulutuna
Real User
Sr. Security Engineer at SugarCRM
Mar 05 2018

What is most valuable?

I can save the traffic and analysis when I want to. Also, it's especially helpful to follow the stream (TCP, UDP, etc.).

How has it helped my organization?

It has help me to * solve network and transaction issues * understand protocols and application communication * check quality * solve security issues.

What needs improvement?

It needs the ability to follow multiple interfaces for specific traffic from different network zones/virtual networks. It would help to understand how any packet is going through the network.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It's free.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Sometimes I need to use tcpdump when I need to check the packets on CLI.

What other advice do I have?

I believe everyone should use this tool if they need to analyze packets.

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