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Network Analysis Using Wireshark Cookbook by Yoram Orzach

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Configuring the user interface in the Preferences menu

There are a large number of parameters you can change in the Preferences window, including what data is presented, where files are saved by default, what is the default interface that Wireshark captures data from, and many more.

What we will refer to in this chapter are the common parameters that when changed will help us with various capture scenarios.

Getting ready

For configuring User Interface, we will choose the Preferences option from the Edit menu. You will get the following window:

Getting ready

We will look at the configuration of the following parameters:

  • Columns
  • Capture
  • Name Resolution

How to do it... ...

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