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Wireshark Revealed: Essential Skills for IT Professionals by Charit Mishra, Yoram Orzach, James H Baxter

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Performing your first packet capture

When you first start Wireshark, you are presented with an initial Start Page as shown in the following screenshot:

Performing your first packet capture

Don't get too fond of this screen. Although you'll see this every time you start Wireshark, once you do a capture, open a trace file, or perform any other function within Wireshark, this screen will be replaced with the standard Wireshark user interface and you won't see it again until the next time you start Wireshark. So, we won't spend much time here.

Selecting a network interface

If you have a number of network interfaces on your machine, you may not be sure which one to select to capture packets, ...

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