Wireshark Packet Analysis

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February 4, 2020
Assignment 4-A
February 4, 2020

Wireshark is a free and open-source packet analyzer. It is used for network troubleshooting, analysis, software and communications protocol development, and education.

Perhaps you are wondering…what is a packet? In non-technical terms, a packet is a piece of information that is sent over a network. Among other things, it includes the origination of the packet (i.e. the “source”), the “destination” of the packet, and the actual message (payload) of the packet.

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Wireshark is an application that can be used to monitor and troubleshoot network traffic by capturing every packet that travels over a network and displaying its contents.

Installing Wirehshark:

Before you begin this lab, you will need to install Wireshark on your computer.

WINDOWS USERS:
Go to this link to install Wireshark:
https://www.wireshark.org/download.html

MAC USERS:
Follow in the instructions in the Lab 1 folder called “Special Instructions for Installing Wireshark on a Mac.”

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