Networking/Computing Tips/Tricks

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:

Screen Shot 2014-09-01 at 10.58.47 AM

Whaaaaat?????

No worries.  We have an answer below:

Let's look at what you get with this default profile.

Capture Filters

Here are the capture filters in this profile:

Screen Shot 2014-09-07 at 9.28.47 AM 

Display Filters

Here are the display filters in this profile:

Screen Shot 2014-09-07 at 9.29.34 AM 

Colorization:

Here are the color rules we added:

Screen Shot 2014-09-07 at 9.34.36 AM

Screen Column Customization

Here is the new Packet List comlum layout:

Screen Shot 2014-09-07 at 9.29.57 AM 

Again, all of this is a great starting point.  What do you think we are missing?  What would you add?

Let us know here!

To download this ZIP file click here.  Make sure you unzip it into your personal folders, profiles subdirectory:

Screen Shot 2014-08-31 at 10.29.53 PM

We hope this helps you with Wireless Wi-Fi and Wireshark! 

Got a better one?  Or have a profile you would like to send to us?  Send it to andyw@cellstream.com - thanks in advance - we share profiles here.

Another way to find profiles, click on "Profile" in the tag cloud.

Comments powered by CComment

Find by Tag

4G Networks 6LoWLAN 6LoWPAN 802.11 802.11ah 802.11ax 802.11ay 802.11az Ad-Hoc Addressing Analysis Ansible Apple Architecture ARP Assessment AToM Automation Baseline BGP Bloom's Taxonomy Bluehost BPF Briefings Cable Capture Filter CellStream Cellular Central Office Cheat Sheet Chrome Cisco Click Model Cloud CMD Company Policy Computer Consulting Data Center Data Networking Decryption Dependencies DHCPv6 dig Display Filter DNS Documentation Earth Earthquakes Ethernet Ethics Etiquette Evaluation Filter Five Monkey Rule G-MPLS Gauge GeoIP GNS3 Google GQUIC Hands-On Hiring History Home Network HTTPS ICMP ICMPv6 IEEE 802.11p IEEE 802.15.4 India Internet IoT IPv4 IPv6 IRINN IS-IS L2VPN L3VPN LDP LifeNet Linux LLN LoL M-BGP MAC Macro Management Microsoft Milky Way mininet Monitoring MPLS mtr Multicast Murphy Name Resolution Netcat NetMon netsh Networking nmap nslookup Observations OLPC Online School OpenFlow OSPF OSPFv2 OSPFv3 OSX OTT Personnel Policy POTS POTS to Pipes PPP Profile Project Management PW3E QoS QUIC Railroad Remote Desktop Requirements Review RIP Routig Routing RPL RSVP Rural Scanning SDN Security Service Provider Small Business SONET Spam Speed SS7 SSL Status Storms Subnetting Support T-Shark TCP TCP/IP Telco Telecom 101 Telecommunications Telephone Testing TLS Tools Traceroute Traffic Engineering Training TRANSUM Travel Tunnel Ubuntu Utility Video Virtualization VoIP VRF Wi-Fi Windows Wireless Wireless 5G Wireshark WLAN ZigBee

Twitter Feed

SiteLock