June 14, 2021

How to Install Wireshark?

In our previous article, we talked about what Wireshark is. In this article, we will examine how to install Wireshark. Before proceeding with the installation steps, download the program from its website from the link below.

https://www.wireshark.org/download.html

Download Wireshark
Download Wireshark

 

Installing Wireshark

Step 1

Run the downloaded installation file as an administrator.

Wireshark setup file as an administrator.
Wireshark setup files as an administrator.

 

Step 2

Continue by clicking the “Next” button in the installation wizard.

installation wizard
installation wizard

 

Step 3

Click the “Noted” button to accept the license agreement.

license agreement
license agreement

 

Step 4

Continue leaving the components as default.

components
components

 

Step 5

In the Select additional tasks window, continue by selecting the “Wireshark Desktop Icon” option.

Additional Tasks
Additional Tasks

 

Step 6

Leave the installation location as default and continue by clicking the “Next” button.

Wireshark install location
Wireshark install location

 

Step 7

The most important auxiliary program of Wireshark software is the “WinPcap” program. Select the “Install WinPcap” option and click the “Next” button.

Install WinPcap
Install WinPcap

 

Step 8

The “USBPcap” program is required to capture USB devices. If you want to install the “USBPcap” program, we continue by selecting the “Install USBPcap” option.

Install USBPcap
Install USBPcap

 

Step 9

Wait while the necessary files are extracted and the installation starts.

installation starts
installation starts

 

Step 10

Click the “Next” button to install the Npcap program. Accept the license agreement of the WinPcap program.

Npcap program
Npcap program

 

Step 11

To automatically start the “Npcap” driver while your computer is booting, select the option below and click the “Next” button.

Npcap select the option
Npcap select the option

 

Step 12

The installation of the Npcap program continues.

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Npcap program continues
Npcap program continues

 

Step 13

The installation of the Npcap program has been completed.

Npcap program has been completed
Npcap program has been completed

 

Step 14 – “Npcap” has completed

Npcap” has completed the program and click the “Finish” button to start the “USBPcap” installation.

"Npcap" has completed
“Npcap” has completed

 

Step 15 – “USBPcap” driver license agreement

Accept the “USBPcap” driver license agreement and click the “Next” button.

"USBPcap" driver license agreement
“USBPcap” driver license agreement

 

Step 16 – USBPcapCMD

We accept the “USBPcapCMD” license and start the installation.

USBPcapCMD
USBPcapCMD

 

Step 17 – “USBPcap” installation type options

Leave the “USBPcap” installation type options as default and click the “Next” button to continue the installation.

"USBPcap" installation type options
“USBPcap” installation type options

 

Step 18 – “USBPcap” installation

Leave the location setting as default and click the “Next” button to continue the “USBPcap” installation.

"USBPcap" installation
“USBPcap” installation

 

Step 19

After the “USBPcap” installation is completed, the Wireshark wizard will continue for installation.

Wireshark wizard
Wireshark wizard

 

Step 20

Wireshark program installation continues.

installation continues
installation continues

 

Step 21

After the installation steps are completed, click the “Next” button to continue.

installation complete
installation complete

 

Step 22

Wireshark program installation is completed. Restart your computer for the changes to take effect. To restart, select the “Reboot now” option and click the “Finish” button.

Restart your computer
Restart your computer

 

Step 23

After your computer restarts, open the program. The first opening image of the Wireshark program is as follows. In order to analyze the network traffic, you need to select the network card you are connected to on the internet. If you are using a Wifi adapter to connect to the internet, double click on your “Wi-fi” adapter.

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select the network card
select the network card

 

Step 24

While your computer is accessing the internet, the program will analyze the IP packets and report them as follows.

IP packets
IP packets

 

Step 25

You can check the version of the Wireshark program you have installed on your computer from the “Help/About Wireshark” section.

Help/About Wireshark
Help/About Wireshark

 

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