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Investigating Network Protocols Using Wireshark

M. Ashwini, V. M. Chethana, Dr. C. Kavitha


This paper illustrates the functionality of Wireshark as a network packet analysing tool. Here we have analysed different common protocols such as HTTP, TCP, UDP, IP, ICMP and MAC 802.11 protocol. Among different open source network packet analysers, Wireshark is the most common one and even easy to use. Thus we have used Wireshark in our network analysis. This paper helps us to learn different network protocols in detail.


Protocols, HTTP, TCP, UDP, IP, ICMP, MAC, Wireshark, Host, Packets.

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Dr Mahesh Kumar and Rakhi Yadav “TCP & UDP packets analysis using Wireshark” in International Journal of Science, Engineering and Technology Research (IJSETR), Volume 4, Issue 7, July 2015.

Wireshark lab-IP:


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