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The Wireshark Field Guide by Robert Shimonski

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Chapter 3

Configuring a System

3.1 Introduction

Now that we know what Wireshark does and how to get and install it, we now need to prepare it for use. Using Wireshark is not impossible, but there needs to be an understanding of what you will use it for in order to get the most out of it. For example, simply installing it on a computer and running it, capturing data, and analyzing it may help you learn more about your network the computer is connected to. You may find some protocols being used that you did not realize were in use, or verify the correct usage of the ones that you did know about. However, how would you solve ...

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