For those of you who love Wireshark and are supporting Wi-Fi Wireless networks, we would like to offer a great default profile for WiFi.
Consider the areas you would want to start with:
- Special Colorization based on various packet types
- Display Filters to quickly find special Wi-Fi packets
- Capture Filters to aide in only capturing certain Wi-Fi packets
- A better initial Packet List screen with key columns associated with Wi-Fi
Profiles are one of the most important Wireshark capabilities. Setting up and using different profiles for different environments, protocols, and tasks is a crucial skill that we teach in our Wireshark courses. Let's say you went to the Wireshark site and tried to find some! Suprisingly, here is what you would get:
No worries. We have an answer below:
Let's look at what you get with this default profile.
Here are the capture filters in this profile:
Here are the display filters in this profile:
Here are the color rules we added:
Screen Column Customization
Here is the new Packet List comlum layout:
Again, all of this is a great starting point. What do you think we are missing? What would you add?
To download this ZIP file click here. Make sure you unzip it into your personal folders, profiles subdirectory:
We hope this helps you with Wireless Wi-Fi and Wireshark!
Another way to find profiles, click on "Profile" in the tag cloud.