What do you like best?
- It is Free, Open Source and must learn for Network Analysts.
- standard tool used for network troubleshooting, optimization and security.
- relatively easy compared to other analyser (TCP/IP network analysis, NETSTAT, tcpdump).
- It is compatible and available on all platforms (LINUX, Debian, Windows, Solaris, BSD, OS X).
- Available as both Terminal (Wireshark) and non-Terminal (Tshark) based software.
- Filtering Protocols, locating bandwidth issues are easy and solvable.
- network problems with the packets transmission are readily identified and can be solved before the users do.
- The Best Network Sniffing tool, More you use, More you explore.
What do you dislike?
- If you have no knowledge about networks, then its very difficult to understand what is happening.
- The User Interface is very geeky, Lot of terminologies we should memorize before we start actually using it.
- If we are searching for a particular pattern or interface, we can deal with Wireshark easily. Otherwise it just a list of random lines with a load of information in each line.
- The update requires configuration of many files.
Recommendations to others considering the product
- Free, real, stable, open source and able to identify the issues before the use does are sufficient to say wireshark is the best network sniffing tool.
- If you are a novice programmer and interested in network engineering, Wireshark is a kick start.
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
- Being a Computer Science student, I start using this product as my new learning tool. Later on I used this tool for many of my network experiments, projects and internship work.
- Benefits : Free, Opensource, Best Wireshark Community support, Easy to understand what is really happening around your network.