In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Wireshark on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Wireshark is a free and open-source packet analyzer. With Wireshark, you can capture incoming and outgoing packets of a network in real time and use it for network troubleshooting, packet analysis, software and communication protocol development, and many more.
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 the step-by-step installation Wireshark network analyzer on a Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver) server.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver).
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
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 Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver
Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal.
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade
Step 2. Installing Wireshark on Ubuntu 18.04.
Wireshark is available in the Universe repository of Ubuntu. You can enable the universe repository and then install it like this:
sudo add-apt-repository universe sudo apt install wireshark
Step 3. Starting Wireshark on Ubuntu 18.04.
Now that Wireshark is installed, you can start Wireshark from the Application Menu of Ubuntu, To start from CLI, just type Wireshark on your console:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Wireshark. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Wireshark network analyzer on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Wireshark website.