Networking/Computing Tips/Tricks

One of the clever Wireshark 2.x features has to do with Wireless packet trace analysis.

From the Wireless menu drop down, there is a WLAN Traffic item.  Let’s examine this:

Step 1

Let’s load up a trace that contains wireless control and management frames (remember you have to put your interface into monitor mode to see these – you can find further info for Windows users on that here and for Linux users here):

Screen Shot 2017 06 18 at 8.37.11 AM 

 

Step 2

Now you can then select this WLAN Traffic menu item, and you get a report that currently looks like this:

Screen Shot 2017 06 18 at 8.38.36 AM

We can see that Wireshark has analyzed the Wireless content and provided a nice statistical report on the Wireless LAN frames.  For those of us that troubleshoot networks, this is going to save considerable time invoking filters, even if they may be in our Wireless Profile.

We will keep an eye of the development releases of Wireshark 2.4 and onward.  For Wireless folks - this is great stuff.

 

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