How can I display packet value as ascii?

asked 2020-06-12 03:13:53 +0000

Robin@TL gravatar image

updated 2020-06-13 23:01:02 +0000

Hello Wireshark pros, I am using Wireshark with a Nordic DK board and their tools for sniffing ble packets. I have filtered on load packets from master and slave and I am only interested in the value sent in these packets. I have columnized the value, which in the packet details, is displayed in both hex and ascii. I need the column to display in ascii. This seems a natural and normal thing to need, but short of learning LUA, I can find no canned process for changing the display format of column data fields. Is anyone aware of how to do so or where to find a pre written script for doing such? Thank you kindly Robin @TL

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Which exact field are you referring to? Can you post a small capture file somewhere (Dropbox, Drive, etc.)?

cmaynard gravatar imagecmaynard ( 2020-06-15 15:29:35 +0000 )edit

Thank you for the help. I will post it later tonight. Robin @TL

Robin@TL gravatar imageRobin@TL ( 2020-06-15 19:24:42 +0000 )edit

Hello Christopher, I have a packet saved on Drive to discuss with you, but I need your email to share it.

Robin@TL gravatar imageRobin@TL ( 2020-06-16 04:33:13 +0000 )edit

Hello again Christopher, A bit more info about the field... It is the "value" field on the load packet. I can columnized and display it, but is displayed as a concatenated sting of hex values in the column. How can I display the value as ascii? Thanks again Robin @ TL

Robin@TL gravatar imageRobin@TL ( 2020-06-16 15:11:43 +0000 )edit

I think it would be better if you just provide a link to a very simple packet capture file that anyone could access. It may not be me who ends up looking it and providing help.

cmaynard gravatar imagecmaynard ( 2020-06-18 20:37:51 +0000 )edit