What are the best Wireshark alternatives in 2021?

    Wireshark is described as 'is the world's foremost network protocol analyzer. It lets you capture and interactively browse the traffic running on a computer network. It is the de facto (and often de jure) standard across many industries and educational institutions' and is one of the leading apps in the Network & Admin category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Wireshark for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is tcpdump, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Wireshark are Fiddler (Freemium), CloudShark (Paid), Intercepter-NG (Free) and Microsoft Network Monitor (Free).

    This page was last updated Aug 5, 2021

      • FreeProprietary
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      • Windows
      • Linux
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      • Wireshark
      Mojo Packets™ is web based tool that simplifies trace based analysis and troubleshooting of connectivity/performance issues observed in Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11) environments.
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      karanndrums It can do automated analysis of a packet capture.
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    1. httpry is a tool designed for displaying and logging HTTP traffic. It is not intended to perform analysis itself, but instead to capture, parse and/or log the traffic for later analysis.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      justniffer is a TCP sniffer. It reassembles and reorders packets and displays the tcp flow in a customizable way. It can log network traffic in web server log format. It can also log network services performances and extract http content.
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    2. LanDetective is a traffic analysis tool for monitoring Internet usage. Interception and logging of data transferred via high-level network protocols is the main distinctive feature of LanDetective over other network analyzers and sniffers.
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      • Windows
      Ax3soft Sax2 is a professional intrusion detection and prevention software (NIDS) which excels at real-time packet capture, 24/7 network monitor, advanced protocol analysis and automatic expert detection.


    3. NetSleuth is an opensource network forensics and analysis tool, designed for triage in incident response situations. It can identify and fingerprint network hosts and devices from pcap files captured from Ethernet or WiFi data (from tools like Kismet).
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Qcheck, the network troubleshooting utility from Ixia, quickly checks network response time, throughput, and streaming performance. It even runs anywhere-to-anywhere traceroute!

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      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 allows you to create and send any possible packet or sequence of packets on the ethernet link.
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    5. HttpCanary supports packets capture and injection. With this app, you can test your mobile Rest APIs very very easy. Besides, HttpCanary provides multiple view browsers, such as raw viewer, hex viewer, preview viewer and so on.
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