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!

 

Documents

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archive A Better Default Profile for Wireshark (3620 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 48 KB)
archive A Wireshark TCP Troubleshooting Profile (3531 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 46 KB)
archive WLAN Wi-Fi Troubleshooting Profile (2854 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 50 KB)
archive A DNS Profile for Wireshark (2850 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 44 KB)
archive HTTPS/TLS Profile (2473 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 48 KB)
archive An ARP Protocol focus Profile for Wireshark (2463 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 47 KB)
archive A SMB protocol Profile for Wireshark (2441 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 47 KB)
archive A Profile for IPv4 focus (2395 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 90 KB)
archive A Real Time Protocol (RTP) profile for VoIP analysis in Wireshark (2386 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 46 KB)
archive A Session Initialization Protocol (SIP) Profile for VoIP analysis in Wireshark (2358 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 47 KB)
archive A Real Time Control Protocol RTCP profile for VoIP analysis in Wireshark (2285 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 46 KB)
archive A Simple HTTP Profile (2282 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 47 KB)
archive A Minimal Dissector Profile for Wireshark (2226 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 51 KB)
archive IPv6 Default Profile (2218 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 51 KB)
archive An Ethernet VLAN Profile - focus on 802.1q (2215 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 41 KB)
archive A Simple TCP Profile (2180 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 43 KB)
archive Basic BGP Profile for Wireshark (2171 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 43 KB)
archive A VoIP QoS profile for analysis in Wireshark (2169 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 46 KB)
archive A Session Description Protocol (SDP) Profile for VoIP Analysis (2167 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 43 KB)
archive A Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) Profile (2145 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 42 KB)
archive IPv6 Neighbor Advertisement (NA) Profile (2070 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 46 KB)
archive IPv6 Neighbor Solicitation (NS) Profile (2056 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 46 KB)
archive GQUIC Protocol Profile (2052 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 45 KB)
archive Basic MPLS LDP Profile for Wireshark (2037 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 2 KB)
archive IPv6 Router Advertisement (RA) Profile (2024 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 46 KB)
archive An ICMP for IPv4 Networks Profile (1973 downloads) Download (zip, 44 KB)
archive A Profile that simply turns off IP and TCP Checksum Validation (1939 downloads) Download (zip, 1 KB)
archive Jaspers Default Profile (1586 downloads) Download (zip, 46 KB)
archive TRANSUM Default Profile - perfect for the new Wireshark 2.4 and onwards (1560 downloads) Download (zip, 45 KB)
archive An OpenFlow protocol Profile (1541 downloads) Download (zip, 46 KB)
archive An Ethernet L2 Profile (1198 downloads) Download (zip, 43 KB)
archive DHCPv4 Profile (693 downloads) Download (zip, 46 KB)
archive Jeff Carrell's IPv6 Profile (563 downloads) Download (zip, 47 KB)
archive IETF QUIC Protocol Profile (368 downloads) Download (zip, 48 KB)
archive WLAN Wi-Fi Timing Profile (197 downloads) Download (zip, 50 KB)
archive USB Capture Profile (179 downloads) Download (zip, 45 KB)

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