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Wireshark for Beginners: Capture Packets
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Wireshark for Beginners: Capture Packets

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David Dalsveen

Instructor: David Dalsveen

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Beginner level

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1.5 hours
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No downloads or installation required
Only available on desktop
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4.7

(77 reviews)

What you'll learn

  • Install and set up Wireshark on Ubuntu.

  • Use a display filter to detect HTTP and HTTPS packets.

  • Use a display filter to detect IP Addresses in packets.

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Beginner level

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1.5 hours
Learn at your own pace
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Only available on desktop
Hands-on learning
4.7

(77 reviews)

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Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Install and set up Wireshark on Ubuntu.

  2. Start a packet capture on an ethernet port and save it to file.

  3. Use a display filter to detect HTTPS packets.

  4. Practice Task: Start a Wireshark capture and detect HTTP packets.

  5. Visit a web page and detect its IP address using a display filter.

  6. Locate all HTTPS packets from a capture not containing a certain IP address.

  7. Capstone Task: Use Wireshark to capture and observe ethernet packets on HTTP and HTTPS ports.

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Familiarity with computer networking concepts such as IP address, HTTP, HTTPS, TCP, and handshakes.

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  • Available only on desktop

    This Guided Project is designed for laptops or desktop computers with a reliable Internet connection, not mobile devices.

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