Folder Wireshark Profiles Repository

sharkteeth

Since March 2017 - Over 100,000 Downloads!

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.  You can also find these profiles on Github: https://github.com/amwalding/wireshark_profiles 

Wireshark profiles allow you, the user, to customize the Wireshark GUI, to tune Wireshark, to a particular protocol, to a particular view, or to a particular task.  This is accomplished by changing preferences, color rules, display and capture filters, columns and contents, and much more.

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????

Sounds to me like always starting from scratch is a great way to dive up consulting hours and limiting knowledge share.

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 watchful and 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

It is now super easy to add our profiles to your Wireshark system.

Simply download the profile you want (they are all zipped).

Then from your Wireshark GUI, right click on the lower right corner of the Wireshark GUI - in the Profile box:

2022 02 06 9 03 36

Then simply select: Import> from zip file, and pick the file from your downloads directory:

2022 02 06 9 02 04

Done!  Now you can switch to the profile and check it out!

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

Select Toggle Title Download
archive A Better Default Profile (for Wireshark ver 3.4.0 and later) (6253 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 56 KB)
archive A Better Default profile with Packet Diagram (for v3.4.0 and later) (1263 downloads) Download (zip, 57 KB)
archive A Minimal Dissector Profile for Wireshark (3441 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 51 KB)
archive A Wireshark TCP Troubleshooting Profile (Wireshark 3.4.0 and onwards) (6204 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 58 KB)
archive A Profile that simply turns off IP and TCP Checksum Validation (2954 downloads) Download (zip, 1 KB)
archive A Wireshark TCP IPv6 Focused Troubleshooting Profile (Wireshark 3.4.0 and onwards) (5680 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 59 KB)
archive IPv6 Default Profile (for Wireshark 3.4.0 and onwards) (3313 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 54 KB)
archive IPv6 Router Advertisement (RA) Profile (for Wireshark 3.4.0 and onwards) (3070 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 52 KB)
archive IPv6 Neighbor Solicitation (NS) Profile (for Wireshark 3.4.0 and onwards) (3068 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 52 KB)
archive IPv6 Neighbor Advertisement (NA) Profile (for Wireshark 3.4.0 and onwards) (3005 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 51 KB)
archive Basic BGP Profile for Wireshark (3308 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 44 KB)
archive Basic MPLS LDP Profile for Wireshark (2979 downloads) Download (zip, 2 KB)
archive WLAN Wi-Fi Timing Profile (1415 downloads) Download (zip, 56 KB)
archive WLAN Wi-Fi Security Profile (1426 downloads) Download (zip, 57 KB)
archive A Better Default profile with Redaction (for v3.4.0 and later) (1029 downloads) Download (zip, 57 KB)
archive WLAN Wi-Fi Troubleshooting Profile (5143 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 57 KB)
archive A Wireshark Profile for IPv4 focus (Wireshark 3.4.0 and onwards) (3675 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 56 KB)
archive A Simple TCP Profile (3570 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 43 KB)
archive Jaspers Default Profile (2508 downloads) Download (zip, 46 KB)
archive Jeff Carrell's IPv6 Profile (1419 downloads) Download (zip, 53 KB)
archive An Ethernet VLAN Profile - focus on 802.1q (3472 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 44 KB)
archive A Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) Profile (3316 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 42 KB)
archive A Simple HTTP Profile (3643 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 49 KB)
archive An ICMP for Traceroute Analysis in IPv4 Networks Profile (3230 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 54 KB)
archive A Session Initialization Protocol (SIP) Profile for VoIP analysis in Wireshark (4028 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 54 KB)
archive A Session Description Protocol (SDP) Profile for VoIP Analysis (3569 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 45 KB)
archive A Real Time Control Protocol RTCP profile for VoIP analysis in Wireshark (3686 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 47 KB)
archive A Real Time Protocol (RTP) profile for VoIP analysis in Wireshark (3888 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 49 KB)
archive A VoIP QoS profile for analysis in Wireshark (3579 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 50 KB)
archive TRANSUM Default Profile - perfect for the new Wireshark 2.4 and onwards (2331 downloads) Download (zip, 46 KB)
archive HTTPS/TLS Profile (updated for Wireshark 3.4.0 and onward) (4161 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 51 KB)
archive An OpenFlow protocol Profile (2406 downloads) Download (zip, 46 KB)
archive An ARP Protocol focus Profile for Wireshark (3791 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 49 KB)
archive A DNS Profile for Wireshark (4506 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 57 KB)
archive A SMB protocol Profile for Wireshark (3612 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 47 KB)
archive An Ethernet L2 Profile (Wireshark 3.4.0 an onwards) (2222 downloads) Download (zip, 55 KB)
archive IETF QUIC Protocol Profile (1621 downloads) Download (zip, 49 KB)
archive GQUIC Protocol Profile (3133 downloads) Popular Download (zip, 45 KB)
archive DHCPv4 Profile (1765 downloads) Download (zip, 48 KB)
archive USB Capture Profile (1391 downloads) Download (zip, 47 KB)
archive TFTP Protocol Profile with Packet Diagram (Wireshark v3.3.0 and later) (941 downloads) Download (zip, 54 KB)
archive Deep Space Networking: a DTN profile from Laura Chappell (864 downloads) Download (zip, 49 KB)
archive A Security Focus Profile (not Wireless Security) (289 downloads) Download (zip, 53 KB)
archive 5G SCTP Profile (132 downloads) Download (zip, 56 KB)
archive 5G Diameter Protocol Profile (127 downloads) Download (zip, 56 KB)

Did you learn something?
Did I save you time? 

Buy me a coffeeBuy me a coffee!