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Is there a Wireshark for Chromebook?

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Is there a Wireshark for Chromebook?

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answered 2021-11-29 15:25:54 +0000

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From @kurt-knochner's answer to this old question at the old OSQA Q&A site, pasted here in case the old site is ever decommissioned:

ChromeOS is (more or less) a Linux Kernel with the Chrome browser running on top, so allmost all applications are web-centric, meaning online applications running in a browser. This makes it impossible to run Wireshark on top of a standard ChromeOS. If you want to run Wireshark, please have a look at Crouton or Chrubuntu (please google that yourself).

As an alternative, you can use a web service like for online capture file analysis.

See also the Packet Capture in Chrome OS article from QA Cafe.

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