How To Install Wireshark on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Install Wireshark on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

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 through the step by step installation wireshark network analyzer on a Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver) server.

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 these following apt commands in the terminal.

Step 2. Installing Wireshark on Ubuntu 18.04.

Wireshark is available in the Universe repository of Ubuntu. You can enable universe repository and then install it like this:

Step 3. Starting Wireshark.

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:

Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed Wireshark. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Wireshark network analyzer on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Wireshark website.

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