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Only if 1) the machine doing the capture recorded that information and 2) it's recorded in a form that Wireshark understands.

The pcapng file format supports recording, in the capture file:

• a text string describing the hardware on which the capture was done;
• a text string describing the operating system (or other system firmware/software) that hardware was running;
• a text string describing the application that wrote the capture file;

and Wireshark will display that in the Statistics > Capture File Properties dialog box.

For example, in a capture file I just opened, selecting "Capture File Properties" from the "Statistics" menu reports, among other things:

Hardware: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2630 v2 @ 2.60GHz (with SSE4.2)
OS: Linux 4.3.0-1-amd64
Application: Dumpcap (Wireshark) 2.5.0 (v2.5.0rc0-1906-gb3f0004a)


in that dialog box.