What's New

Wireshark 1.99.8 Development Release

July 24, 2015

Wireshark 1.99.8 has been released. This is a semi-experimental release intended to test features that will go into Wireshark 2.0. Installers for Windows, OS X, and source code are now available.

The following features are new (or have been significantly updated) since version 1.99.7:

  • Qt port:

    • The Enabled Protocols dialog has been added.
    • Many statistics dialogs have been added, including Service response time, DHCP/BOOTP, and ANSI.
    • The RTP Analysis dialog has been added.
    • Lua dialog support has been added.
    • You can now manually resolve addresses.
    • The Resolved Addresses dialog has been added.
    • The packet list scrollbar now has a minimap.
    • The capture interfaces dialog has been updated.
    • You can now colorize conversations.
    • Welcome screen behavior has been improved.
    • Plugin support has been improved.
    • Many dialogs should now more correctly minimize and maximize.
    • The reload button has been added back to the toolbar.
    • The "Decode As" dialog no longer saves decoding behavior.
    • You can now stop loading large capture files.
    • The Bluetooth HCI Summary has been added.

The following features are new (or have been significantly updated) since version 1.99.6:

  • Qt port:

    • The Bluetooth Devices dialog has been added.
    • The wireless toolbar has been added.
    • Opening files via drag and drop is now supported.
    • The Capture Filter and Display Filter dialogs have been added.
    • The Display Filter Expression dialog has been added.
    • Conversation Filter menu items have been added.
    • You can change protocol preferences by right clicking on the packet list and details.

The following features are new (or have been significantly updated) since version 1.99.4 and 1.99.5:

  • Qt port:

    • Capture restarts are now supported.
    • Menu items for plugins are now supported.
    • Extcap interfaces are now supported.
    • The Expert Information dialog has been added.
    • Display filter completion is now supported.
    • Several interface bugs have been fixed.
    • Translations have been updated.

The following features are new (or have been significantly updated) since version 1.99.3:

  • Qt port:

    • Several interface bugs have been fixed.
    • Translations have been updated.

The following features are new (or have been significantly updated) since version 1.99.2:

  • Qt port:

    • Several bugs have been fixed.
    • You can now open a packet in a new window.
    • The Bluetooth ATT Server Attributes dialog has been added.
    • The Coloring Rules dialog has been added.
    • Many translations have been updated. Chinese, Italian and Polish translations are complete.
    • General user interface and usability improvements.
    • Automatic scrolling during capture now works.
    • The related packet indicator has been updated.

The following features are new (or have been significantly updated) since version 1.99.1:

  • Qt port:

    • The welcome screen layout has been updated.
    • The Preferences dialog no longer crashes on Windows.
    • The packet list header menu has been added.
    • Statistics tree plugins are now supported.
    • The window icon is now displayed properly in the Windows taskbar.
    • A packet list an byte view selection bug has been fixed (Bug 10896)
    • The RTP Streams dialog has been added.
    • The Protocol Hierarchy Statistics dialog has been added.

The following features are new (or have been significantly updated) since version 1.99.0:

  • Qt port:

    • You can now show and hide toolbars and major widgets using the View menu.
    • You can now set the time display format and precision.
    • The byte view widget is much faster, particularly when selecting large reassembled packets.
    • The byte view is explorable. Hovering over it highlights the corresponding field and shows a description in the status bar.
    • An Italian translation has been added.
    • The Summary dialog has been updated and renamed to Capture File Properties.
    • The VoIP Calls and SIP Flows dialogs have been added.

The following features are new (or have been significantly updated) since version 1.12.0:

  • The I/O Graph in the Gtk+ UI now supports an unlimited number of data points (up from 100k).
  • TShark now resets its state when changing files in ring-buffer mode.
  • Expert Info severities can now be configured.
  • Wireshark now supports external capture interfaces. External capture interfaces can be anything from a tcpdump-over-ssh pipe to a program that captures from proprietary or non-standard hardware. This functionality is not available in the Qt UI yet.
  • Qt port:

    • The Qt UI is now the default (program name is wireshark).
    • A Polish translation has been added.
    • The Interfaces dialog has been added.
    • The interface list is now updated when interfaces appear or disappear.
    • The Conversations and Endpoints dialogs have been added.
    • A Japanese translation has been added.
    • It is now possible to manage remote capture interfaces.
    • Windows: taskbar progress support has been added.
    • Most toolbar actions are in place and work.
    • More command line options are now supported

Official releases are available right now from the download page.

Wireshark 1.99.7 Development Release

June 18, 2015

Wireshark 1.99.7 has been released. This is an experimental release intended to test features that will go into Wireshark 2.0. Installers for Windows, OS X, and source code are now available.

The following features are new (or have been significantly updated) since version 1.99.6:

  • Qt port:

    • The Bluetooth Devices dialog has been added.
    • The wireless toolbar has been added.
    • Opening files via drag and drop is now supported.
    • The Capture Filter and Display Filter dialogs have been added.
    • The Display Filter Expression dialog has been added.
    • Conversation Filter menu items have been added.
    • You can change protocol preferences by right clicking on the packet list and details.

The following features are new (or have been significantly updated) since version 1.99.4 and 1.99.5:

  • Qt port:

    • Capture restarts are now supported.
    • Menu items for plugins are now supported.
    • Extcap interfaces are now supported.
    • The Expert Information dialog has been added.
    • Display filter completion is now supported.
    • Several interface bugs have been fixed.
    • Translations have been updated.

The following features are new (or have been significantly updated) since version 1.99.3:

  • Qt port:

    • Several interface bugs have been fixed.
    • Translations have been updated.

The following features are new (or have been significantly updated) since version 1.99.2:

  • Qt port:

    • Several bugs have been fixed.
    • You can now open a packet in a new window.
    • The Bluetooth ATT Server Attributes dialog has been added.
    • The Coloring Rules dialog has been added.
    • Many translations have been updated. Chinese, Italian and Polish translations are complete.
    • General user interface and usability improvements.
    • Automatic scrolling during capture now works.
    • The related packet indicator has been updated.

The following features are new (or have been significantly updated) since version 1.99.1:

  • Qt port:

    • The welcome screen layout has been updated.
    • The Preferences dialog no longer crashes on Windows.
    • The packet list header menu has been added.
    • Statistics tree plugins are now supported.
    • The window icon is now displayed properly in the Windows taskbar.
    • A packet list an byte view selection bug has been fixed (Bug 10896)
    • The RTP Streams dialog has been added.
    • The Protocol Hierarchy Statistics dialog has been added.

The following features are new (or have been significantly updated) since version 1.99.0:

  • Qt port:

    • You can now show and hide toolbars and major widgets using the View menu.
    • You can now set the time display format and precision.
    • The byte view widget is much faster, particularly when selecting large reassembled packets.
    • The byte view is explorable. Hovering over it highlights the corresponding field and shows a description in the status bar.
    • An Italian translation has been added.
    • The Summary dialog has been updated and renamed to Capture File Properties.
    • The VoIP Calls and SIP Flows dialogs have been added.

The following features are new (or have been significantly updated) since version 1.12.0:

  • The I/O Graph in the Gtk+ UI now supports an unlimited number of data points (up from 100k).
  • TShark now resets its state when changing files in ring-buffer mode.
  • Expert Info severities can now be configured.
  • Wireshark now supports external capture interfaces. External capture interfaces can be anything from a tcpdump-over-ssh pipe to a program that captures from proprietary or non-standard hardware. This functionality is not available in the Qt UI yet.
  • Qt port:

    • The Qt UI is now the default (program name is wireshark).
    • A Polish translation has been added.
    • The Interfaces dialog has been added.
    • The interface list is now updated when interfaces appear or disappear.
    • The Conversations and Endpoints dialogs have been added.
    • A Japanese translation has been added.
    • It is now possible to manage remote capture interfaces.
    • Windows: taskbar progress support has been added.
    • Most toolbar actions are in place and work.
    • More command line options are now supported

Official releases are available right now from the download page.

What's Not As New

Wireshark 1.12.6 Released · June 17, 2015

Wireshark 1.99.6 Development Release · May 28, 2015

Wireshark 1.12.5 and 1.10.14 Released · May 12, 2015

Wireshark 1.99.5 Development Release · March 20, 2015

Wireshark 1.99.4 Development Release · March 19, 2015

Wireshark 1.99.3 Development Release · March 5, 2015

Wireshark 1.12.4 and 1.10.13 Released · March 4, 2015

Wireshark 1.99.2 Development Release · February 4, 2015

Wireshark 1.12.3 and 1.10.12 Released · January 7, 2015

Wireshark 1.99.1 Development Release · December 10, 2014

Wireshark 1.12.2 and 1.10.11 Released · November 12, 2014

Wireshark 1.99.0 Development Release · October 7, 2014

Wireshark 1.12.1 and 1.10.10 Released · September 16, 2014

Wireshark 1.12.0 and 1.10.9 Released · July 31, 2014

Wireshark 1.12.0rc3 Released · July 22, 2014

Wireshark 1.12.0rc2 Released · June 13, 2014

Wireshark 1.10.8 and 1.8.15 Released · June 12, 2014

Wireshark 1.10.7 and 1.8.14 Released · April 22, 2014

Wireshark 1.11.3 Development Release · April 15, 2014

Wireshark 1.10.6 and 1.8.13 Released · March 7, 2014

Wireshark 1.10.5 Released · December 19, 2013

Wireshark 1.10.4 and 1.8.12 Released · December 17, 2013

Wireshark 1.11.2 Development Release · November 18, 2013

Wireshark 1.11.0 Development Release · November 15, 2013

Wireshark 1.10.3 and 1.8.11 Released · November 1, 2013

Wireshark 1.11.0 Development Release · October 15, 2013

Wireshark 1.10.2 and 1.8.10 Released · September 10, 2013

Wireshark 1.10.1 and 1.8.9 Released · July 26, 2013

Wireshark 1.8.8 and 1.6.16 Released and 1.6 End of Life · June 7, 2013

Wireshark 1.10.0 Released · June 5, 2013

Wireshark 1.10.0rc2 Released · May 22, 2013

Wireshark 1.8.7 and 1.6.15 Released · May 17, 2013

Wireshark 1.10.0rc1 Released · April 26, 2013

Wireshark 1.9.1 Development Release · March 28, 2013

Wireshark 1.9.1 Development Release · March 12, 2013

Wireshark 1.8.6 and 1.6.14 Released · March 6, 2013

Wireshark 1.9.0 Development Release · February 20, 2013

Wireshark 1.8.5 and 1.6.13 Released · January 29, 2013

Wireshark Wiki Security Incident · January 9, 2013

Wireshark 1.8.4 and 1.6.12 Released · November 28, 2012

Wireshark 1.8.3 and 1.6.11 Released · October 2, 2012

Wireshark 1.8.2 and 1.6.10 Released · August 15, 2012

Wireshark 1.4.14 Released · July 24, 2012

Wireshark 1.8.1 and 1.6.9 Released · July 23, 2012

Wireshark 1.8.0 Released · June 21, 2012

Wireshark 1.8.0rc2 Released · June 18, 2012

Wireshark 1.8.0rc1 Released · June 6, 2012

Wireshark 1.6.8 and 1.4.13 Released · May 22, 2012

Wireshark 1.7.1 Development Release · April 6, 2012

Wireshark 1.6.7 Released · April 6, 2012

Wireshark 1.6.6 and 1.4.12 Released · March 27, 2012

Wireshark 1.6.5 and 1.4.11 Released · January 10, 2012

Wireshark 1.6.4 Released · November 18, 2011

Wireshark 1.7.0 Development Release · November 8, 2011

#1 on SecTools.Org · November 7, 2011

Wireshark 1.6.3 and 1.4.10 Released · November 1, 2011

We're Essential · September 19, 2011

Wireshark 1.6.2 and 1.4.9 Released · September 8, 2011

Wireshark 1.6.1 and 1.4.8 Released · July 18, 2011

Wireshark 1.6.0 Released · June 7, 2011

Wireshark 1.6.0rc2 Released · June 2, 2011

Wireshark 1.4.7 and 1.2.17 Released · May 31, 2011

Wireshark 1.6.0rc1 Released · May 16, 2011

Wireshark 1.4.6 Released · April 18, 2011

Wireshark 1.4.5 and 1.2.16 Released · April 15, 2011

Wireshark 1.5.1 Development Release · April 11, 2011

Wireshark 1.4.4 and 1.2.15 Released · March 1, 2011

Wireshark 1.5.0 Development Release · January 24, 2011

Wireshark 1.4.3 and 1.2.14 Released · January 11, 2011

Wireshark 1.4.2 and 1.2.13 Released · November 19, 2010

Riverbed Acquires CACE Technologies · October 21, 2010

CACE Pilot, WiFi Pilot, and Shark Appliance 2.4 Released · October 20, 2010

Wireshark 1.4.1 and 1.2.12 Released, 1.0.x EOL · October 11, 2010

Wireshark 1.4.0, 1.2.11, and 1.0.16 Released · August 30, 2010

"Wireshark Antivirus" Malware · August 4, 2010

We're SourceForge.net's Project of the Month! · August 1, 2010

End of Life Announcement for Wireshark 1.0 · July 31, 2010

Wireshark 1.2.10, 1.0.15, and 1.4.0rc2 Released · July 29, 2010

Wireshark 1.2.9, 1.0.14, and 1.4.0rc1 Released · June 9, 2010

Wireshark 1.2.8, 1.0.13, and 1.3.5 Released · May 5, 2010

Wireshark 1.2.7, 1.0.12, and 1.3.4 Released · March 31, 2010

Wireshark Wins PC Magazine Editor's Choice Award · February 22, 2010

Wireshark 1.3.3 Development Release · February 11, 2010

Wireshark 1.2.6 and 1.0.11 Released · January 27, 2010

CACE Pilot and WiFi Pilot 2.2 Released · January 18, 2010

Wireshark 1.2.5 Released · December 17, 2009

Wireshark 1.3.2 Development Release · November 24, 2009

Wireshark 1.2.4 Released · November 16, 2009

Wireshark 1.2.3, 1.0.10, and 1.3.1 Released · October 27, 2009

Wireshark 1.2.2, 1.0.9, and 1.3.0 Released · September 15, 2009

CACE Pilot and WiFi Pilot 2.1 Released · September 1, 2009

CACE Pilot 2.0 Released · July 28, 2009

Wireshark 1.2.1 Released · July 20, 2009

Nmap 5 Released · July 16, 2009

Wireshark 1.2 Released · June 15, 2009

Wireshark 1.2.0pre2 Released · June 9, 2009

Wireshark 1.2.0pre1 Released · May 27, 2009

Free Wireshark Jumpstart Seminars From Laura Chappell · May 22, 2009

Wireshark 1.0.8 Released · May 21, 2009

Another Day, Another New York Times Article · May 14, 2009

Wireshark Helps Expose Spy Ring · May 12, 2009

Announcing WiFi Pilot · May 7, 2009

Wireshark 1.0.7 Released · April 8, 2009

A Pile Of Great Keynotes At Sharkfest '09 · March 24, 2009

Wireshark 1.1.3 Development Release · March 23, 2009

Conficker Loves Us! · March 12, 2009

Wireshark 1.0.6 Released · February 6, 2009

CACE Pilot 1.2 released · January 23, 2009

Wireshark 1.1.2 Development Release · January 15, 2009

Wireshark 1.0.5 Released · December 10, 2008

New Video: Custom Columns (Plus Bonus Wireshark University Updates) · December 9, 2008

New Book: Nmap Network Scanning · December 3, 2008

Wireshark classes from Mike Pennacchi and Chris Sanders · November 7, 2008

tcpdump 4.0.0 / libpcap 1.0.0 released · October 28, 2008

New Article: Using Wireshark and TShark display filters for troubleshooting · October 22, 2008

Wireshark 1.0.4 Released · October 20, 2008

Meet Gerald At Laura Chappell's Troubleshooting and Security Summit · October 10, 2008

Wireshark 1.1.1 Development Release · October 9, 2008

Wireshark 1.1.0 Development Release · September 14, 2008

Sign Up Now for Laura Chappell's Troubleshooting and Security Summit · September 3, 2008

Wireshark 1.0.3 Released · September 3, 2008

Wireshark Wins 2008 InfoWorld BOSSIE Award · August 4, 2008

Wireshark is 10! (Plus two bonus announcements) · July 14, 2008

Wireshark 1.0.2 Released · July 10, 2008

Wireshark 1.0.1 Released · June 30, 2008

Announcing TurboCap · June 26, 2008

New Article: Open Source Founders Reflect On Project Milestones · April 22, 2008

Announcing Pilot · April 16, 2008

New Video: TCP Connection Loss · April 7, 2008

Sharkfest Was Great! · April 3, 2008

Wireshark 1.0 Released · March 31, 2008

Server Outage · March 20, 2008

Wireshark 0.99.8 Released · February 27, 2008

Vint Cerf at Sharkfest! · February 19, 2008

New Video: Analyzing DNS Queries · February 4, 2008

New Video: ICMP Redirection (plus a Tech Talk) · January 7, 2008

Wireshark 0.99.7 Released · December 18, 2007

New Mirror in Indonesia · December 16, 2007

Nmap is 10 · December 14, 2007

New Video: Advanced IO Graphing · November 5, 2007

German Tutorial from Mirko Kulpa · November 1, 2007

In Memoriam: Jun-ichiro Hagino · October 30, 2007

New Article: Time to Roll Your Own 802.11n Standard · October 5, 2007

New Video: Faulty Padding · September 24, 2007

First Annual SHARKFEST Announced · September 12, 2007

Wireshark Wins 2007 InfoWorld BOSSIE Award · September 10, 2007

New Article: SPAN Port or TAP? CSO Beware · September 9, 2007

New Article: Analyzing TCP Performance with Wireshark · August 17, 2007

Wireshark 0.99.6a Windows Installer Released · July 9, 2007

Wireshark 0.99.6 Released · July 5, 2007

New Article: Creating Your Own Custom Wireshark Dissector · July 2, 2007

New Video: Building ACL Rules · July 2, 2007

Wireshark at LinuxWorld 2007 · June 27, 2007

New tool: WPA PSK Generator · June 22, 2007

New Book: Practical Packet Analysis · May 23, 2007

eWEEK Says We're Important · May 2, 2007

Wireshark! Live! Helpdesk · April 1, 2007

Wireshark University Announced · March 19, 2007

New Mirror in Hungary · March 2, 2007

New Mirror in Germany · February 21, 2007

McAfee VirusScan False Positive · February 13, 2007

Wireshark 0.99.5 Released · February 1, 2007

WinPcap 4.0 Released · January 29, 2007

3Com Says We're "Best-Of-Breed" · January 29, 2007

New Mirror in the U.S. · January 22, 2007

New Mirror in the Netherlands · January 5, 2007

MacOS X Package Available · January 4, 2007

Article in COMPUTERWOCHE.de · November 14, 2006

Wireshark 0.99.4 Released · October 31, 2006

Wireshark Training Available for Q1 2007 · October 23, 2006

Site Outage · September 18, 2006

Wireshark 0.99.3 Released · August 23, 2006

Wireshark 0.99.2 Released · July 17, 2006

Tutorial and Podcast from Chris Sanders · July 14, 2006

Symantec Antivirus False Positive · July 4, 2006

We're (still) #2! · June 21, 2006

Ethereal® is now Wireshark™ · June 7, 2006

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