Can't get started

asked 2023-03-09 13:56:23 +0000

Mick gravatar image

I have used wireshark before many years ago. Just installed it and I cannot get started. Docs say that when I open Wireshark I should see a list of networks, but I don't. I have looked through the menu options but cannot see the way to get going. In Capture the start stop restart options are all greyed out. I know this is a very basic question but I cannot find the answer. Thanks Mick

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Likely that you don't have any capture application installed. Can you post the contents of Help -> About Wireshark (using the nifty "Copy to Clipboard" button)?

grahamb gravatar imagegrahamb ( 2023-03-09 14:17:24 +0000 )edit

About info:

3.6.2 (Git v3.6.2 packaged as 3.6.2-2)

Compiled (64-bit) using GCC 11.2.0, with Qt 5.15.2, with libpcap, with POSIX capabilities (Linux), with libnl 3, with GLib 2.71.2, with zlib 1.2.11, with Lua 5.2.4, with GnuTLS 3.7.3 and PKCS #11 support, with Gcrypt 1.9.4, with MIT Kerberos, with MaxMind DB resolver, with nghttp2 1.43.0, with brotli, with LZ4, with Zstandard, with Snappy, with libxml2 2.9.12, with libsmi 0.4.8, with QtMultimedia, without automatic updates, with SpeexDSP (using system library), with Minizip.

Running on Linux 5.15.0-67-generic, with Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770K CPU @ 3.50GHz (with SSE4.2), with 15878 MB of physical memory, with GLib 2.72.4, with zlib 1.2.11, with Qt 5.15.3, with libpcap 1.10.1 ...
Mick gravatar imageMick ( 2023-03-09 15:59:31 +0000 )edit