Configuring protocol preferences

Configuring protocol preferences provides us with capabilities to change the way that Wireshark captures and presents common protocols. In this recipe we will learn how to configure the most common protocols.

Getting ready

  1. Go to Preferences under the Edit menu, and you will see the following window:
    Getting ready
  2. Click on the + sign on the left side of the protocols, and a protocol list will be opened. Under the protocol list you will find the common and lesser-common protocols. In this part we will talk about the common configurations, and we'll get into protocol details in the protocols chapters that is, Chapter 7, Ethernet, LAN ...

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