Typically when I need to use tshark I do so on a Linux server however there are times where it is convenient to have tshark available on my Windows 7 laptop. The TShark application is installed with Wireshark so installing TShark is very easy using the Wireshark GUI intsaller on Windows. One thing that makes tshark more useful is adding the tshark.exe executable to your PATH on Windows so you can open a command prompt and use TShark from any directory. Follow the directions below to first install Wireshark and then to add the directory that includes tshark.exe to your Windows 7 PATH.
Wireshark, previously Ethereal, is a network protocol analyzer that allows you to inspect the packets of hundreds of different protocols. The upgrade process is very straight forward but it doesn’t hurt to mention that it is OK to go ahead and uninstall the previous version during the upgrade. Basically you will be uninstalling your current version of Wireshark (1.0.2 in my case) and then installing the new version (1.0.7). Follow the directions below to complete the Wireshark upgrade process.
- Download Newest Version: You can download the latest version of Wireshark here.