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  • Ostinato icon

    Ostinato

    Ostinato is a network packet and traffic generator and analyzer with a friendly GUI. It aims to be "Wireshark in Reverse" and thus become complementary to...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux

  • PsPing

    PsPing is a command-line utility for measuring network performance. In addition to standard ICMP ping functionality, it can report the latency of connecting to TCP...

    Free Windows

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  • tcpflow

    tcpflow, a TCP Flow Recorder, is a program that captures data transmitted as part of TCP connections (flows), and stores the data in a way that is convenient for...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux

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  • netstat

    Displays active TCP connections, ports on which the computer is listening, Ethernet statistics, the IP routing table, IPv4 statistics (for the IP, ICMP, TCP, and UDP...

    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD

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  • LanDetective

    LanDetective is a traffic analysis tool for monitoring Internet usage. Interception and logging of data transferred via high-level network protocols is the main...

    Commercial Windows

  • qcheck icon

    qcheck

    Qcheck, the network troubleshooting utility from Ixia, quickly checks network response time, throughput, and streaming performance. It even runs anywhere-to-anywhere...

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued Not Available.
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    AirSnare

    AirSnare is another tool to add to your Wireless Intrusion Detection Toolbox. AirSnare will alert you to unfriendly MAC addresses on your network and will also alert...

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version, 1.5, released in May 2006, can be still downloaded from Download.com
  • HTTPNetworkSniffer icon

    HTTPNetworkSniffer

    Packet sniffer tool that captures all HTTP requests/responses sent between the Web browser and the Web server and displays them in a simple table.

    Free Windows

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  • NetSleuth

    NetSleuth is an opensource network forensics and analysis tool, designed for triage in incident response situations. It can identify and fingerprint network hosts and...

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • packeth

    packeth is GUI and CLI packet generator tool for ethernet. Primary it is developed and maintained for Linux, but some ports for Windows and MAC have also be done. It...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux

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    PacketsDump

    Packetsdump is a free sniffer tool, it is also a general purpose network diagnostic tool for LAN administrators, security professionals, programmers and students who are...

    Free Windows

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  • Sax2 icon

    Sax2

    Ax3soft Sax2 is a professional intrusion detection and prevention software (NIDS) which excels at real-time packet capture, 24/7 network monitor, advanced protocol...

    Commercial Windows

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Wireshark Comments

Comment by evan
about Wireshark · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 2 Helpful Report as spam

Great application. It's a bit much for mere mortals but that doesn't really matter.

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Comment by JohnFastman
about Wireshark · Mar 2017 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Allows you to figure out who and which software is using your network. Helps detect intruders and software that spies on you.

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Comment by karlblass
about Wireshark · Mar 2017 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

For a network guy you have to have this software. Learn to use it. It's really fun.

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Comment by Brioni1988
about Wireshark · Feb 2017 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Does what it should on all platforms. Powerful protocol decoders.

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