How to Install Wireshark on your Ubuntu Machine

While working in an enterprise environment, you may come across a situation where you need to monitor the network traffic. Sometimes the captured network traffic or sometimes real-time traffic. There are many tools that can help to achieve this task.

The most popular tool is Wireshark. In this article, I will explain how we can install Wireshark on the Linux machine.

Install Wireshark on your Ubuntu Machine

Log on to your Linux machine. In the application menu, look for Terminal.

Click to open it.

It is recommended to use third-party power purchase agreements to use Wireshark. To add Wireshark in repository use the following command. You need to enter the Admin password of your Linux machine.

Sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wireshark-dev/stable

Once done, update the repository using the below command.

Sudo apt update

Now you need to make sure your Ubuntu is up to date. To update ubuntu, run the below command.

sudo apt upgrade -y

This process can take time as it will download and install the updates for your Linux OS.

Once done, run the following command to install the Wireshark on your Linux.

Sudo apt install Wireshark

This will start the Wireshark installation on your machine. Once completed, go to your application menu and launch Wireshark.

Muhammad Imran Habib

Imran is a technology evangelist with 8 years of experience working with some of the Industry leading companies. Imran's expertise includes On-Prem/Virtual Infrastructure deployments, IT Solutions for SMEs, End User Computing Support.

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