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Wireshark Portable

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Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Aug 31, 2018
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Wireshark Portable Review

Felix Cheng
Portable version of a free and open-source packet analyzer
A review of Wireshark Portable by Felix Cheng

Wireshark Portable is a very popular, completely free and highly recommended network protocol analyzer. It can view data in real-time and also log the data being sent on a network to a file on disk.

As a portable application, Wireshark Portable can be run from virtually anywhere and does not need to be installed; that means no leftovers when you're doing using the application.

With Wireshark, you can perform real-time and interactive analysis of the data that has been captured, perfect for diagnosis errors on a network.

Some of the powerful features available with Wireshark include the ability to view the (reconstructed) stream of a TCP/UDP session while supporting literally hundreds of different types of data and media.

A separate program is also include called tshark. For those familiar, tshark is Wireshark's equivalent of tcpdump which is traditionally a console-only version of Wireshark.

Called by some the Swiss army knife of network troubleshooting, is it by far one of the best Network sniffers available on the market and the very best among free applications.

Overall, Wireshark Portable is a very useful and powerful packet analyzer which can diagnose many types of issues affecting a computer.

Wireshark Portable features and highlights:
  • Data can be captured "from the wire" from a live network connection or read from a file of already-captured packets
  • Live data can be read from a number of types of networks, including Ethernet, IEEE 802.11, PPP, and loopback
  • Captured network data can be browsed via a GUI, or via the terminal (command line) version of the utility, TShark
  • Captured files can be programmatically edited or converted via command-line switches to the "editcap" program
  • Data display can be refined using a display filter
  • Plug-ins can be created for dissecting new protocols
  • VoIP calls in the captured traffic can be detected
  • Raw USB traffic can be captured

Wireshark Portable is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from network auditing software without restrictions. Wireshark Portable 2.6.3 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

This network diagnostics software is filed under:
  • Wireshark Portable Download
  • Freeware Network Auditing Software
  • Open source and GPL software
  • Portable Software

Compatibility with this network diagnostics software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version of Wireshark Portable may be available from Gerald Combs.

Wireshark Portable has been picked by our editors as excellent.
Wireshark Portable has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested Wireshark Portable 2.6.3 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]

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