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The Wireshark Field Guide by Robert Shimonski

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Chapter 4

Capturing Packets

4.1 Introduction

In the last three chapters, we covered the fundamental basics of Wireshark and how to get it up and running on a computer system and/or network. We covered how to set it up so that you can capture packets and begin to analyze them. In this chapter, we will start to use Wireshark to capture those packets to troubleshoot problems. Capturing packets is a fairly easy concept to digest once your system is up and running correctly and you understand what Wireshark does.

In this chapter, we will learn how to capture data and how to view it within Wireshark so that you can start solving problems. Packet analysis starts with the inspection of packets, however, ...

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