Apr 8, 2008
Tip and Trick Editorial

Wireshark 1.0 Network Protocol Analyzer Free Download

Wireshark, which previously known as Ethereal is the world’s leading free network protocol analyzer, also known as package sniffer computer application with GUI front-end. Wireshark is used for network troubleshooting, analysis, software and communications protocol development, education, and is the de facto (and often de jure) standard across many industries and educational institutions.


Features of Wireshack includes:

  • Deep inspection of hundreds of protocols, with more being added all the time.
  • Live capture and offline analysis.
  • Standard three-pane packet browser.
  • Multi-platform: Runs on Windows, Linux, OS X, Solaris, FreeBSD, NetBSD, and many others.
  • Captured network data can be browsed via a GUI, or via the TTY-mode TShark utility.
  • The most powerful display filters in the industry.
  • Rich VoIP analysis.
  • Read/write many different capture file formats: tcpdump (libpcap), Catapult DCT2000, Cisco Secure IDS iplog, Microsoft Network Monitor, Network General Sniffer® (compressed and uncompressed), Sniffer® Pro, and NetXray®, Network Instruments Observer, Novell LANalyzer, RADCOM WAN/LAN Analyzer, Shomiti/Finisar Surveyor, Tektronix K12xx, Visual Networks Visual UpTime, WildPackets EtherPeek/TokenPeek/AiroPeek, and many others.
  • Capture files compressed with gzip can be decompressed on the fly.
  • Live data can be read from Ethernet, IEEE 802.11, PPP/HDLC, ATM, Bluetooth, USB, Token Ring, Frame Relay, FDDI, and others (depending on your platfrom).
  • Decryption support for many protocols, including IPsec, ISAKMP, Kerberos, SNMPv3, SSL/TLS, WEP, and WPA/WPA2.
  • Coloring rules can be applied to the packet list for quick, intuitive analysis.
  • Output can be exported to XML, PostScript®, CSV, or plain text.

Wireshack 1.0 fixes security-related vulnerabilities in the X.509sat, Roofnet, LDAP, and SCCP dissectors, adds support for IEEE 802.15.4, Infiniband, Parallel Redundancy Protocol, RedBack Lawful Intercept and Xcsl protocol. And it also includes an experimental package for Mac OS X Intel.

Download the free Wireshack 1.0.0 for Windows. (Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista Installer). There is also a version for Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista PortableApps Package, U3 Package, Macintosh OS X, Linux and Solaris available for free download at Wireshack download page.

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