How to Install Wireshark on Ubuntu

In this article, we will examine how to install Wireshark on Linux / Ubuntu 18.10 / 19.04.

How to Install Wireshark on Ubuntu

How to Set Up Wireshark on Ubuntu 18.10 / 19.04

Wireshark is a GUI based network packet analysis program that can run on Windows, Linux, macOS systems. Wireshark instantly analyzes and records packets on the network. In addition, Wireshark has a terminal program called “tshark” ve and contains the same features as the GUI.

For more information, check out What is Wireshark.

In our previous articles, we installed the Wireshark network packet analysis program on Windows 10.

In this article, we will examine step by step how to install and use Wireshark on Linux systems.

How to Setup Wireshark

The latest version of Wireshark is 3.0.3.

The first thing you need to do before installation, you must configure the Official Wireshark Repository.

Since it is available in Repository, its installation is very simple. Follow the steps below to install the network analysis program step by step.

   Step 1

To add Wireshark to the Repository, open Terminal and perform the following command, then press Enter.

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

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

   Step 2

To update the package list, execute sudo apt-get update.

sudo apt-get update

 
sudo apt-get update

   Step 3

Starting wireshark installation From the terminal, execute sudo apt-get install wireshark.

sudo apt-get install wireshark

 
sudo apt-get install wireshark

   Step 4

Press Y to allow the installation of dependent packages for Wireshark, and then press Enter.

Confirm Installation of Dependent Packages

   Step 5

If you want to allow non-superusers to perform packet analysis on the network, press Yes. We recommend that you do not allow non-superusers to perform packet analysis on a secure computer.

Wireshark Common

   Step 6

After you have successfully installed Wireshark, you can check the version of the program in Help / About.

Verifying Wireshark Version

How to Configure Wireshark on Linux ⇒ Video

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How to Uninstall Wireshark

You can use Terminal or Package Manager to uninstall Wireshark on PC completely. The easiest way to uninstall it is to use Terminal.

Follow the steps below to remove Wireshark from Linux.

   Step 1

To view the locations where Wireshark is installed, execute the “whereis wireshark” command at the Terminal.

whereis wireshark

 
whereis wireshark

   Step 2

In the terminal, execute sudo apt-get remove –autoremove wireshark wireshark-*.

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove wireshark wireshark-*

 
sudo apt-get remove --autoremove wireshark wireshark-*

   Step 3

Press Y to confirm Wireshark removal, and then press Enter.

Confirm Removal

   Step 4

Check again the location where Wireshark is installed. If there is a file for Wireshark, delete it with the sudo rm -rf command.

sudo rm -rf /etc/wireshark/

 
sudo rm -rf /etc/wireshark/

How to Uninstall Wireshark from Linux ⇒ Video

To completely uninstall Wireshark from your Linux system, you can watch the video below and also subscribe to our YouTube channel to support us!

   Final Word


In this article, we have installed Wireshark, which allows you to perform network packet analysis on a Linux-based operating system. Thanks for following us!

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