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Wireshark-users: Re: [Wireshark-users] slow loading cap file

From: Jeff Morriss <jeff.morriss.ws@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2007 11:28:02 -0400

John Hinckley wrote:
I have a relatively small capture file (2.2mb) and it takes approximately 5
minutes to load this capture file.  Is this normal?  I'm using the latest
version of wireshark for winxp and I have 1GB mem on a P4 system.

Do you have name resolution (DNS resolution) turned on?  Try turning it off:

Edit->Preferences->Name Resolution

and uncheck the "Enable network name resolution" box.