Quick start – your first packet capture
Now that we have set up Wireshark on our system, we can move ahead and start experimenting with its features. In this section we will cover some of the basic features and quick tips that are essential for getting started with packet capture using Wireshark. We will start with the basics of Wireshark where we will take a brief look at its GUI and later on we will experiment with packet capture and the analysis of the captured data. Meanwhile we will be using some common network protocols and terminologies such as HTTP, TCP, and data packets. Familiarity with these terms can help in a better understanding of packet capturing. So let us move ahead to start our journey with Wireshark.