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IP address shown in HEX not decimal

asked 2020-07-06 12:46:44 +0000

peter010010101001 gravatar image


Today I started using Wireshark(win64 ver:3.0.12). After that, I opened my pcap file, found the source and destination IP address is shown in HEX not decimal. I didn't change any settings except layout.

Could you please tell me how to fix this?

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I've made the comment from @cmaynard into an answer so you can now accept it by clicking the checkmark next to it. We don't close questions here when they are answered.

grahamb gravatar imagegrahamb ( 2020-07-06 14:31:37 +0000 )edit

Thank you grahamb.
I'm a bit surprised to know you don't close the question. I'll follow this way next time.

peter010010101001 gravatar imagepeter010010101001 ( 2020-07-06 15:12:37 +0000 )edit

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answered 2020-07-06 13:18:36 +0000

cmaynard gravatar image

Are you sure those were IP Addresses and not MAC addresses? The default Source and Destination columns display MAC addresses for protocols like ARP and IP Addresses for IPv4 or IPv6. Perhaps you were looking at an ARP packet?

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Thank you for your super quick help!
Following your advice, I downloaded a sample file from, and found the source address shown in decimal.
I'm a really newcomer here, so I didn't notice I'm working with ARP packet. There're a lot to learn for me...
Thanks again for your answer!!

peter010010101001 gravatar imagepeter010010101001 ( 2020-07-06 13:44:05 +0000 )edit

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