How To Install Wireshark on Debian 11

Install Wireshark on Debian 11

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Wireshark on Debian 11. For those of you who didn’t know, Wireshark is free and open-source software (FOSS) that allows users to easily capture and analyze packets. In real scenarios, Wireshark was useful to detect anomalies in network traffic. Wireshark can be also used to sniff traffic. Wireshark is a cross-platform software that is available for various Linux/UNIX distributions, Mac-OS, Solaris, BSD & Windows, etc.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation of the Wireshark network protocol analyzer on a Debian 11 (Bullseye).

Prerequisites

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 11 (Bullseye).
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • A non-root sudo useror access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Wireshark on Debian 11 Bullseye

Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing Wireshark on Debian 11.

By default, Wireshark is available on Debian 11 base repository. So, now we install the latest stable version of Wireshark using the following command below:

sudo apt install wireshark

Verify the version of the Wireshark:

wireshark -v

Step 3. Accessing Wireshark on Debian 11.

Once successfully installed, now launch Wireshark using Applications launcher Graphical User Interface or execute the following command to start Wireshark through the terminal:

wireshark

Install Wireshark on Debian 11 Bullseye

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Wireshark. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of the Wireshark free and open-source software network protocol analyzer on Debian 11 Bullseye. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Wireshark website.

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