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What is Wireshark?

Wireshark is the world’s most popular network protocol analyzer. It is used for troubleshooting, analysis, development and education.

What’s New

Bug Fixes

The following bugs have been fixed:

  • SOME/IP: Wrong dissection of parameters after Array Bug 16951.

  • Can editcap properly corrupt pcapng file with systemd journal export block? Bug 16965.

  • Crash when a GIOP ior.txt file is present Bug 16984.

  • Protobuf: failed to parse .proto file contains negative enum values or option values of number type Bug 16988.

  • MMRP dissector bug Bug 17005.

  • SSTP no longer recognized Bug 17024.

  • RFC2190 encapsulated H.263 bitfields masked wrong in Mode A Bug 17025.

New and Updated Features

There are no new features in this release.

New Protocol Support

There are no new protocols in this release.

Updated Protocol Support

Ericsson HDLC, F5 Ethernet Trailer, GIOP, GSM A, HTTP, IEEE 802.11, Kafka, LLC, MMRP, NAS 5GS, NAS EPS, ProtoBuf, QUIC, Radiotap, RFC 2190, RLC MAC, RTCP, RTPS, S1AP, SOME/IP, and USB Video

New and Updated Capture File Support


Getting Wireshark

Wireshark source code and installation packages are available from

Vendor-supplied Packages

Most Linux and Unix vendors supply their own Wireshark packages. You can usually install or upgrade Wireshark using the package management system specific to that platform. A list of third-party packages can be found on the download page on the Wireshark web site.

File Locations

Wireshark and TShark look in several different locations for preference files, plugins, SNMP MIBS, and RADIUS dictionaries. These locations vary from platform to platform. You can use About→Folders to find the default locations on your system.

Getting Help

The User’s Guide, manual pages and various other documentation can be found at

Community support is available on Wireshark’s Q&A site and on the wireshark-users mailing list. Subscription information and archives for all of Wireshark’s mailing lists can be found on the web site.

Issues and feature requests can be reported on the issue tracker.

Frequently Asked Questions

A complete FAQ is available on the Wireshark web site.