Folder Wireshark Profiles Repository

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Welcome Fellow Packet Analysts/Sniffers, Network Troubleshooters, and Wireshark geeks!

We have been asked countless times over the years to share, and provide a sharing place for, Wireshark Profiles.  

As most of you who are Wireshark users know, this is perhaps the most important capability of Wireshark that speeds troubleshooting and elimination of false positives.  Check out this video on the power of Wireshark Profiles:

 Yet there are almost no repositories for Wireshark profiles.  

What????

In fact, I just attended a Wireshark related Webinar where one of the presenters said (and I quote exactly) they "do not like sharing profiles", because, they said "you don't know what things have been set in the profiles that you yourself have not created"!

What????

I mean, I get the point, someone could sneak something into the profile that is bad.  So you should be wary of this.  You should unzip a zipped profile and make sure it only contains TXT files.  That said, this is no reason to not share profiles.  It's like saying you should not use open source software because you never know who inserted something into the code.  Possible, but in the long run, as long as you are wary, this thinking is ridiculous.  

We try to state below what changes we have made, additions to, etc. the profiles we offer.  WE DO NOT POST ANYTHING WE WOULD CONSIDER SHADY.

How To Use Our Repository Profiles

To use any of the profiles here, simply download the profile(s) you want, and unzip them into the Wireshark profiles directory.  

  • In Windows, you can find the profiles directory by clicking Help> About Wireshark> Folders Tab, and then select the Personal Configuration hyperlink to open File Manager.
  • In MAC OSx, you can find the profiles directory by clicking Wireshark> About Wireshark> Folders Tab, and then select the Personal Configuration hyperlink to open Finder.
  • In Linux, you can find the profiles directory by clicking Help> About Wireshark> Folders Tab, and then select the Personal Configuration hyperlink to open the default file manager.  From the terminal try: cd /home/{user}/.config/wireshark or if you are already in your user home directory, just cd /.config/wireshark

If you do not see a "profiles" folder, then create one (all lower case).

We have always shared our profiles, but we have never opened up a place for others to share back!  So after much consideration, we have decided to give this a try!  

Contribute to Our Profile Repository

We have always had the position that it would be unsafe to simply open this up to anyone who wishes to upload anything.  So if you wish to contribute a profile, or you modify/improve one of these profiles, please zip up the profile and email me (andyw@cellstream.com)!  I will post sent profiles here.

Also, feel free to browse our other Wireshark related articles and information here!

Click on the Title to get more information, or click on the download button to the right to simply download the ZIP

Documents

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archive A Better Default Profile (for Wireshark ver 3.4.0 and later) (4902 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 50 KB)
archive A Wireshark TCP Troubleshooting Profile (Wireshark 3.4.0 and onwards) (4874 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 52 KB)
archive A Minimal Dissector Profile for Wireshark (2785 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 51 KB)
archive IPv6 Default Profile (for Wireshark 3.4.0 and onwards) (2733 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 50 KB)
archive IPv6 Router Advertisement (RA) Profile (for Wireshark 3.4.0 and onwards) (2511 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 49 KB)
archive IPv6 Neighbor Solicitation (NS) Profile (for Wireshark 3.4.0 and onwards) (2530 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 49 KB)
archive IPv6 Neighbor Advertisement (NA) Profile (for Wireshark 3.4.0 and onwards) (2521 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 49 KB)
archive Basic BGP Profile for Wireshark (2687 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 42 KB)
archive Basic MPLS LDP Profile for Wireshark (2464 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 2 KB)
archive WLAN Wi-Fi Timing Profile (778 downloads) Download (zip, 50 KB)
archive WLAN Wi-Fi Troubleshooting Profile (3979 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 52 KB)
archive Jaspers Default Profile (2013 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 46 KB)
archive A Profile that simply turns off IP and TCP Checksum Validation (2379 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 1 KB)
archive An Ethernet VLAN Profile - focus on 802.1q (2798 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 41 KB)
archive A Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) Profile (2664 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 42 KB)
archive A Wireshark Profile for IPv4 focus (Wireshark 3.4.0 and onwards) (2996 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 92 KB)
archive A Simple HTTP Profile (2968 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 47 KB)
archive An ICMP for IPv4 Networks Profile (2540 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 44 KB)
archive A Simple TCP Profile (2835 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 43 KB)
archive A Better Default profile with Packet Diagram (for v3.4.0 and later) (525 downloads) Download (zip, 50 KB)
archive A Session Initialization Protocol (SIP) Profile for VoIP analysis in Wireshark (3038 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 48 KB)
archive A Session Description Protocol (SDP) Profile for VoIP Analysis (2788 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 43 KB)
archive A Real Time Control Protocol RTCP profile for VoIP analysis in Wireshark (2889 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 46 KB)
archive A Real Time Protocol (RTP) profile for VoIP analysis in Wireshark (3011 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 47 KB)
archive Jeff Carrell's IPv6 Profile (989 downloads) Download (zip, 47 KB)
archive A VoIP QoS profile for analysis in Wireshark (2770 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 48 KB)
archive TRANSUM Default Profile - perfect for the new Wireshark 2.4 and onwards (1947 downloads) Download (zip, 45 KB)
archive HTTPS/TLS Profile (updated for Wireshark 3.4.0 and onward) (3244 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 49 KB)
archive TLS Focus Profile (updated for Wireshark 3.4.0 and onward) (3202 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 50 KB)
archive An OpenFlow protocol Profile (1973 downloads) Download (zip, 46 KB)
archive An ARP Protocol focus Profile for Wireshark (3096 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 47 KB)
archive A DNS Profile for Wireshark (3615 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 44 KB)
archive A SMB protocol Profile for Wireshark (3015 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 47 KB)
archive An Ethernet L2 Profile (Wireshark 3.4.0 an onwards) (1690 downloads) Download (zip, 48 KB)
archive IETF QUIC Protocol Profile (1059 downloads) Download (zip, 48 KB)
archive GQUIC Protocol Profile (2709 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 45 KB)
archive DHCPv4 Profile (1236 downloads) Download (zip, 46 KB)
archive USB Capture Profile (788 downloads) Download (zip, 45 KB)
archive TFTP Protocol Profile with Packet Diagram (Wireshark v3.3.0 and later) (443 downloads) Download (zip, 49 KB)
archive Deep Space Networking: a DTN profile from Laura Chappell (295 downloads) Download (zip, 49 KB)

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