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How To Fix Wireshark Time-It is the wrong time?

asked 2024-02-27 04:49:28 +0000

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updated 2024-02-28 20:15:44 +0000

How To Fix Wireshark Time-It is the wrong time?

I'm pretty sure someone is embedding crap on my download's of Wireshark. I wish I new how to catch them. My time is wrong on Wireshark, right on my computer.

I've uninstalled and reinstalled Wireshark and the time is not syncing on my computer with NTP or my computer.

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My time is wrong on Wireshark, right on my computer.

Is Wireshark running on your computer, and are you using Wireshark to capture traffic on your computer?

If so:

  1. What operating system is your computer running?
  2. If you're capturing traffic on a regular network interface, either the operating system's capture mechanism, which normally uses the system clock, timestamps the packets, or, on some operating systems (which you're probably not running), libpcap timestamps the packet using calls such as gettimeofday(), which uses the system clock.

So the time stamps for packets should normally correspond to the system clock.

What is the difference between the times Wireshark displays and the times on your computer?

Guy Harris gravatar imageGuy Harris ( 2024-02-29 08:25:30 +0000 )edit

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answered 2024-02-27 10:20:07 +0000

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Wireshark has a preference setting that adjusts the displayed time, see the user guide: https://www.wireshark.org/docs/wsug_h...

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Thank you, sorry I was not detailed enough....The time is not syncing with my computer or an NTP. I should be able to upload a photo but I cannot. I've been working with Wireshark a little here and there since 2016. What a great and interesting tool. However, this syncing is a problem.

I did uninstall and reinstall same problem.

Thank you

Vtechie gravatar imageVtechie ( 2024-02-28 20:00:35 +0000 )edit

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