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How can i use as a capture filter my display filter in wireshark? [closed]

I am planning to capture a lot of trafic for a long time during a network test. The capture will stop due to the size of it if I don't set up a capture filter. Curently the display filter I use show ...
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WireShark USB Source and Destination Addresses [closed]

Using WireShark on Windows to capture USB traffic. Traffic is captured and I can see the data of interest. I'm just wondering how to interpret the Source and Destination addresses. In the follow ...
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Wireshark on ProCurve 1810G - IEEE802a protocol

I have recently started a networking course and acquired an old HP ProCurve 1810G-24 Switch to play about with, which I have updated to the latest firmware. I'm using Wireshark to monitor the traffic, ...
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Wireshark -Protocol Hierarchy Omitting large amount of subprotocol traffic

Based on responses, I've repositioned this question to ask why the subprotocols under my TCP header are not accounting for the sum of packet transfer. (I.E TCP= 97.1%, remainder of packet content not ...
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Probe Request getting\understanding Information Elements (IEs)

I'm trying to read Information Elements (IEs) from the probe request can't seem to understand the stracture of it as I undersatnd it size can be 0-2312 bytes but how do I know how many there are? I ...
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Novice packet sniffing question: Several connections to Google cloud services [duplicate]

Hi as the subject states, I've got a whole block of connections on 'TIME_WAIT' to google cloud IPs (based on IP lookups). I've been trying to understand my network activity during networked gaming ...
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Wireshark Decrypting IKEv1 Text PSK to Hex

I'm trying to debug a Cisco VPN setup as part of a Uni Lab (so please don't worry about posting of keys etc. it's just a toy setup with no internet facing connection). I want to decrypt the IKEv1 ...
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Unwanted Wireshark Optimizing Received 802.11 Channel for Frames

I am trying to run an experiment which involves monitoring 3 wireless channels simultaneously in Wireshark which would allow me to see a single frame captured 3 times on each channel. To do this, I ...
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How to prevent wireshark translating macsec protocol into the original protocol

I am trying macsec between computers. Currently, the encryption mode is disabled, the state of the exchanges is categorized as "protected" by macsec. I got a Wireshark capture from ubuntu to ...
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Some random client requests fails with unexpected TCP [RST] packets [duplicate]

I have a service doing listen that serves clients over a TCP sockets connection with a raw binary protocol. The principle is basic: the connection is established, the client sends a request with data, ...
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what are scenario where re-transmission packets can been seen in wireshark logs

While troubleshooting i came across this challenge ,able to see retransmission packets continuously in packet capture . please let me know in what scenarios this retransmission packets are seen.
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Bit confused in difference between (RST) & ( RST ACK) Packets on logs [duplicate]

what might be main difference between [RST] & [RST ACK] packets in Wireshark logs . is there any significant difference among this two scenarios or both are same . please highlight.
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Homeplug av frame

I want to check differences between a frame sent by a pc connected to an homeplug and one pc connected directly with the gateway/router. When i sniff packets i cannot see any differences in the frame, ...
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Detecting Ethernet over power by packets

If someone plugs an Ethernet over power (EOP, Homeplug) into the switch and then connect elsewhere in the building, can I detect this device by sniffing the packets with tools like Wireshark or ...
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Wireshark, Bluetooth interface, identify errors in frames/re-transmissions

I'm using WireShark on Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS. I listen to bluetooth0 interface while transferring a file from my laptop to my smartphone over Bluetooth(using Blueman). Without any transfer, I get packets ...
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Wireshark display filter to hide Protocol = 802.11?

[Note: reposted here from SO...] I've set Wireshark's capture filter set to capture only packets from the MAC address of interest, but the result is dominated by zillions of packets whose Protocol is &...
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Learning wireshark RST frames [duplicate]

I recently got into Wireshark and I'm just trying to grasp the basics. I've watched a few videos and they say to look out for reset frames on your WiFi, so I saw a few. They are an exchange between my ...
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Suspicious flood of ARP requests [closed]

I'm trying to review a Wireshark capture and it seems the network is heavily flooded with ARP requests that make no sense to me. The destination is not "Broadcast", but some unknown DELL ...
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Man in the middle legitimate packet inspection

we're trying to debug a faulty Panasonic Mobile softphone SIP app (both Android & Apple versions), as many calls are randomly dropped unexpectedly. This is the conceptual connection diagram: We ...
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How do I set a display filter in wireshark that sorts by destination broadcast?

1 0.000000 Vmware_90:07:7b Broadcast ARP 60 Who has 192.168.185.144? Tell 192.168.185.7 27 0.995837 28.144.7.123 192.168.185.144 HTTP 1177 HTTP/1.1 200 OK (...
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Capture traffic flowing through a Brocade switch remotely

I am currently doing packet capture through mirroring with Wireshark as mentioned in this post I can mirror the traffic to a port physically jacked into and analyze the packets redirected there w/ ...
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how to capture DHCP packets in wireshark

Hy! I want to capture DHCP packets in Wireshark but I did not receive any. Not my filter wrong, I don't get any. So I think I can't trigger the DHCP communications. my filters: dhcp bootp udp.port == ...
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IPv4 and UDP/TCP packets inside of ICMP packet?

A week ago, after opening wireshark, i was surprised by seing a storm of ICMP packets from different IP addresses. While deep analysing of thoses packets, i noticed that those ICMP packets contains ...
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When I send the ICMP packet with 4000B, but the IPv4 segment calculated 4008B

When I send the ICMP packet with data size as 4000B for testing the IP fragment. ping 192.168.2.1 -c1 -s4000 and the Wireshark captured it, Whether is is because of ICMP header? but we know ICMP ...
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What's the Destination unreachable ICMP packet(ICMP payload the UDP) usage? [closed]

In my Mac(192.168.2.228), it will send ICMP packet to my house's router (192.168.2.1). with the info Destination unreachable (Port unreachable) and in the Wireshark packet detail panel, there ...
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What is the difference between tshark, dumpcap and others for collecting/sniffing traffic?

Wireshark provides tshark and dumpcap, and I've also seen people using the wireshark binary or even tcpdump to collect/save network traffic. Online it is claimed that tshark or dumpcap hardly make a ...
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Why the different colours for SACK markers in Wireshark's tcptrace graph?

Wireshark's tcptrace time sequence graph shows a good deal of information, but I cannot find a document that spells out exactly what it all means. It's broadly similar to the original tcptrace except ...
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What type of attack could this be ? (Wireshark pcap) [closed]

If I understand it correctly the "client" sent an unencrypted password to the pop3 server consisting of a long string of As. Is this a type of attack and if yes, how does it work?
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how to send a number of TCP packets and capture only those packets using tshark?

I'm using iperf3 to send 1005 TCP packets with the commands: iperf3 -s -i 1 -f m -p 5200 -D iperf3 -c 10.60.0.113 -k 1005 -bitrate 0 --reverse --omit 2 -p 5200 In server, client respectively. The ...
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Capturing dot1q packets with Wireshark on a PC

I have spent the last few hours trying to capture some trunk packets so I can see and examine the dot1q VLAN field. I have tried mirroring the trunk port to my PC using the following commands on Cisco ...
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How do I interpret this Wireshark log file?

I'm new to using Wireshark and I'd like some help with analyzing the log shown in the image. I also ran a nmap scan of the ports on my computer, but I'm not able to identify which of these lines are ...
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re transmission happened before receiving Three ACKs packets

In the following wireshark trace, the packet with seq=41030 was sent, after some time the packet before it got acknowledged. after that a retransmission happened the packet seq=41030, then 3 ACKs ...
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How do I use the wireshark I/O graph to plot the value of an arbitrary bit in the data layer?

I have a number of UDP packets that are using a protocol that is not implemented in wireshark. I would like to use the I/O graph to plot the value of the data packet byte at index 3. Is this possible? ...
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what's the difference between trailer and padding field in ethernet frame captured by wireshark?

The Ethernet minimum length should be 64 Bytes, so when the data is less than 46B, there would be some extra bytes padding to the end of data, make sure the frame size up to 64B. When I capture the ...
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Capture and display filters in wireshark (limit destination IP)?

In Wireshark I can successfully create this display filter that will only show traffic going to x.x.x.x ip.dst==x.x.x.x But how do I create a corresponding capture filter? E.g. if I remove all ...
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Wireshark packet read starting from a custom protocol

Pardon the badly-framed question title, I am struggling with it but could not find the best way to frame it. I have a program in which I use libpcap for dumping packets at various points in the ...
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What is the packet protocol used for communicating switch configuration changes over the network? [closed]

I am trying to isolate the packets used to communicate a switch's configuration changes. More specifically, whenever I use the online tool on my laptop and configure the switch (and hit save) I want ...
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Wireshark filter to display al packets which have traveled through switch

I am trying to filter my packets based on whether or not they went through specific switch. This router has the ip address of 192.168.1.235. Is their a way to do this using Wireshark filters?
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How to analyze traffic made by device on local Wifi network

I have a device (Air quality sensor) that is sending data to a preconfigured server. I would like to access the data that is being sent. Device connects to local Wifi (WPA Secured) and presumably ...
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Can you gather only a summary of network traffic via Wireshark (or similar)?

Something on my network is using an enormous amount of data and I need to track it down. Its not constant or predictable. I have had a go with Wireshark and I am sure that it could tell me what I ...
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Wireshark not showing Frequency/Channel

I am using Ubuntu 18, and wireshark-gtk. I followed this and this tutorials to create a column named/showing frequency/channel. But all the packets I captured have no frequency/channel showing.I tried ...
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Import Embedded Packet Capture output into Wireshark

I did packet capturing with cisco's Embedded Packet Capture and I would like to view the output in Wireshark. The problem is that I only have CLI access to the device, so exporting via TFTP is not an ...
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Filtering out abnormal connection termination packets in wireshark

I am trying to find out a way to filter out packets specifying abnormal connection termination in wireshark. I mean is there any tcp.connection.terminated filter in wireshark??
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Meaning of A and B in Wireshark Conversation View

In Wireshark's conversation view, do A and B map to source and destination?
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ICMP No Reply Found Issue [closed]

Currently working on a Go based NAT router and when translating ICMP traffic and am seeing some interesting behavior. The clients request is forwarded to the server, the server keeps track of the ...
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Analyzing TCP connection by running Wireshark in two endpoint

I am trying to find the number of lost packets in the network. I have 2 devices say DeviceA and DeviceB. IP addresses are respectively DeviceA : 192.168.0.104 and DeviceB: 192.168.0.105. In order ...
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How can we capture traffic under WiFi AP connected with an WAN router?

My PC is connected to the internet via an WiFi access point. The AP is connected to the router that provides global IP address. In our network, some of the PCs (Say PCs1) are directly connected to the ...
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Does Wireshark capture all Wi-Fi traffic under the same access point even with WPA encryption?

I know that free unencrypted-Wi-Fi is dangerous since all the traffic in the same AP is visible. Does Wireshark capture all Wi-Fi traffic under the same access point even with WPA encryption?
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How to find time duration of tracert command using wireshark?

I tried to execute a tracert command in cmd in Windows 10, specifically, tracert www.ieee.org. In the same time, I captured the packets with wireshark. How can I find the time duration of my tracert ...
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No packets showing up in Wireshark despite Client-Server communication

I am somewhat new to computer networking and I created a little project where I have two computers connected to an Ethernet switch, forming a small network. Computer server (192.168.1.1) has a mail-...

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