How To Install Wireshark 3.4.3 on Ubuntu / LinuxMint

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Wireshark an open-source Network Protocol analyzer application and the most widely used application across the world.

This tutorial will be helpful for beginners to install Wireshark 3.4.3 on Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 20.10, Ubuntu 18.04, and LinuxMint 20.1

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Wireshark Features

  • Live capture and offline analysis
  • Supports Multiple Operating systems
  • Rich VOIP Analysis
  • Standard three-pane packet browser
  • Hundreds of protocols
  • Powerful Display
  • Capture files compressed with Gzip and decompressed on the fly
  • Read live data
  • Export output to multiple formats

What’s new in Wireshark 3.4.3?

For a detailed changelog refer to this link

How to Install Wireshark 3.4.3 on Ubuntu / LinuxMint?

Method 1: Via PPA

Step 1: Add the official PPA

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wireshark-dev/stable

Step 2: Update the repository and install wireshark 3.4.3

sudo apt update && sudo apt install wireshark

During the installation, a popup will ask to allow non-superuser to execute Wireshark. Just confirm YES if you want to.

Wireshark dpkg properties

If you check on NO, you must run Wireshark with sudo. Later if you want to change this by using the below command

sudo dpkg-reconfigure wireshark-common

sudo usermod -aG wireshark $(whoami)

Method 2: Via Flatpak

Step 1: Setup Flatpak on your system using this guide or ignore it if Flatpak installed already

Step 2: Install Wireshark using Flatpak

flatpak install flathub org.wireshark.Wireshark

Step 3: Run Wireshark

flatpak run org.wireshark.Wireshark

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