Install Wireshark 4.0.0 On Ubuntu 22.04 / Linux Mint

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This tutorial will be helpful for beginners to download and install Wireshark 4.0.0 on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, and Linux Mint 21.

What is Wireshark?

Wireshark is a powerful packet inspection and analysis tool. It can be used to view and analyze packets on a network, both on a live network and on a capture file. This can be helpful in identifying issues with network traffic, troubleshooting problems, and investigating data theft or other incidents.

Once captured, packets can be filtered and sorted by protocol, source and destination, and more. Packets can also be exported to a capture file for further analysis.

Wireshark Features

  • Read Live Data
  • Live capture and Offline analysis
  • Rich VOIP Analysis
  • Powerful Display
  • Supports multiple Operating systems
  • Capture files compressed with Gzip and decompress on the fly.

Install Wireshark 4.0.0 On Ubuntu / Linux Mint

If you want to start using Wireshark on your Ubuntu machine, there are a few things you need to do first. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to install Wireshark on Ubuntu and get it up and running.

Wireshark can be installed on Ubuntu and Linux Mint systems via 2 methods

  • Official PPA
  • Via Flatpak

Method 1: Via Official PPA

Step 1: Add the Official PPA

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

Step 2: Install Wireshark

sudo apt install wireshark

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

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Wireshark sudo run

If you check on NO, you need to run every time 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: Install Flatpak on your system using the setup guide

Step 2: Install Wireshark

flatpak install flathub org.wireshark.Wireshark

Step 3: Run Wireshark

flatpak run org.wireshark.Wireshark
Install Wireshark 4.0.0 on ubuntu

Uninstall Wireshark

If you have installed Wireshark using PPA run the below command to uninstall

apt remove wireshark

For the Flatpak method use the below command

flatpak uninstall org.wireshark.Wireshark

Conclusion

From this tutorial, you have learned how to download and install Wireshark 4.0.0 on Ubuntu 22.04, 20.04, and Linux Mint 21

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