Wireshark is a free and open source packet analyzer used for network troubleshooting and analysis. These activities will show you how to use Wireshark to capture and filter network traffic using a display filter.
To prepare for this activity:
- Start Windows.
- Log in if necessary.
- Install Wireshark.
Activity 1 - Capture Network Traffic
To capture network traffic:
- Start a Wireshark capture.
- Use ping 126.96.36.199 to ping an Internet host by IP address.
- Stop the Wireshark capture.
Activity 2 - Use a Display Filter
To use a display filter:
- Type ip.addr == 188.8.131.52 in the Filter box and press Enter.
- Observe that the Packet List Pane is now filtered so that only traffic to (destination) or from (source) IP address 184.108.40.206 is displayed.
- Click Clear on the Filter toolbar to clear the display filter.
- Close Wireshark to complete this activity. Quit without Saving to discard the captured traffic.