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The Wireshark Field Guide by Robert Shimonski

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Chapter 2

Installing Wireshark

2.1 Introduction

Understanding a network, how it works and why we use tools such as Wireshark is only the beginning … now we must build our toolkit in order to get to work. In this chapter of the book we will cover how to get Wireshark, install it, and set it up for use on a computer. We will cover how the tool changes your NIC so that it can capture data, specifically what requirements would be needed in order to not only install but use Wireshark in production as well as many other tidbits of information to make your troubleshooting time painless and productive. We will briefly go over the ...

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