How to install Wireshark on Ubuntu and Linux Mint

Wireshark is a freely available GUI based packets capturing  in the network in real-time. It will intercepts traffic and converts that binary into human readable format. This helps to inspect network traffic to and fro on your network for troubleshooting network issues like dropped packets, latency issues, and malicious activity on your network. Majority of the packets are TCP, UDP and ICMP etc. Wireshark uses a pcap library for capturing the network packets. Wireshark has command line or terminal-based tool called TsharkIn this article, we are going to see the Wireshark installation steps on Linux Mint 19.3. However, same steps can be followed to install in Ubuntu Linux variant as well. 

Wireshark has a rich features some of them are followings:
1. Deep inspection of protocols
2. Live capture and analyze offline
3. Runs on multi-platform (Windows, Linux, macOS, Solaris, FreeBSD, NetBSD etc.)
4. Capture packet can be browsed via a GUI
5. Captured packet can be saved to XML, CSV and Plain text.
6. Live data can be read from the interfaces like Ethernet , Bluetooth, USB, WiFi, Token Ring, Frame Relay etc.
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Wireshark Installation Steps:

Step 1: Before installation we need to add official Wireshark package repositories. Following command will add the package repositories on your system.
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wireshark-dev/stable
Step 2: Update your system.
$ sudo apt-get update
Step 3: Once system update is done. Start installation with below command.
$ sudo apt-get install wireshark
Step 4: System will prompt confirmation for non-superusers to run or capture packets. Click on “YES”.
Step 5: Start Wireshark as shown below.
Step 6: Installation done. 


Step 7: You may encountered error as shown below.
Step 8. Steps to be followed for above error. 
Step 9. Select interfaces to capture packets.
Step 10: Once interfaces is selected. Click on “Start”. Filtering packet with IP address as shown below.
Conclusion: This is how we can install Wireshark in Linux Mint. Big thanks for reading all the way to the end. Please share it with Your Friends & Help Someone… and also Like Our Facebook Page. Let me hear your thoughts in the comments below!


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