Install Wireshark 2.4.0 on Ubuntu Linux Systems. Wireshark is a network packet analyzer. A network packet analyzer will try to capture network packets and tries to display that packet data as detailed as possible.
Using Wireshark, users can easily manage network traffic. They can quickly identify the applications running on the network and monitor virtual machine traffic. The application acts as a rich, powerful LAN analyzer with full 802.11 a/b/g/n support. It can browse captured network data via a GUI, or via the TTY-mode TShark utility. Live data can be read from Ethernet, IEEE 802.11, PPP/HDLC, ATM, Bluetooth, USB, Token Ring, Frame Relay, FDDI, and others (depending on your platform).
Wireshark 2.4 Network Protocol Analyzer brings no new features or new file format decoding support. Wireshark 2.4.0 Network Analyzer brings an updated Protocol support for AMQP, BGP, BSSMAP, BT RFCOMM, DAAP, DOCSIS, E.212, FDDI, GSM A GM, GSM BSSMAP, IEEE 802.11, IP, ISIS LSP, LTE RRC, MQ, OpenSafety, OSPF, PROFINET IO, RANAP, SCCP, SGSAP, SMB2, TCAP, TCP, UMTS FP, UMTS RLC, WBXML, WSMP, and Y.1711.
Install Wireshark 2.4
Wireshark 2.4, the latest release of Network Protocol Analyzer can be installed on Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04 and Ubuntu 14.04 Systems. Run the following command to install Wireshark on Ubuntu:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wireshark-dev/stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wireshark
During the installation, it will ask you to configure wireshark-common. It is a method to specifiy that should non-superusers be able to capture packets? Dumpcap can be installed in a way that allows members of the “wireshark” system group to capture packets. This is recommended over the alternative of running Wireshark/Tshark directly as root, because less of the code will run with elevated privileges. Enabling this feature may be a security risk, so it is disabled by default. If in doubt, it is suggested to leave it disabled.
Once installed, open Wireshark from Ubuntu Dash.
Uninstall & Remove Wireshark 2.4
If you wish to uninstall and remove Wireshark 2.4 from Ubuntu Systems, run the command:
sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
sudo ppa-purge ppa:wireshark-dev/stable
sudo apt-get update