How to Install WireShark on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

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How to Install WireShark on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

The Wireshark packet analyzer is a free and open-source program. An analysis tool like this is useful for network troubleshooting, software and protocol development, as well as education.Wireshark shows packet details captured from different network media, Segmenting the Open Systems Interconnection model into the data link, network, transport, and application layers. Wireshark was originally known as Ethereal, but was renamed after trademark issues in May 2006. Although Wireshark can be used legally, it is illegal for cyber professionals to monitor networks they are not authorized to monitor.

Let’s begin the installation process,

First, For Ubuntu system to be registered on the VPSie platform, A VPSie account needs to be created if it hasn’t been created already.

Our example is based on an Ubuntu instance with GUI installed. Here is a link that will guide you to installing Ubuntu’s GUI if you do not already have it installed.

Now open your terminal and run the following commands to update your system.


# apt-get update && apt-get upgrade -y

Step 1: Add WireShark repository

Run the following command to do so:

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

Step 2: Install WireShark

Let’s install the WireShark now by running the following command:

# sudo apt install wireshark

This command will prompt a window that Wireshark requires superuser root privileges to operates so this asking you to disable or enable the permission enter with ‘YES’.


Now WireShark is running on your system. We can do this by two ways.

Run the following command to open via terminal:

# wireshark

Or you can go to Activities and then search for WireShark.







We have successfully installed WireShark on your Ubuntu instance. Thanks for reading! I hope it was informative for you! 

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