Understanding Networks: Packet Sniffing

October 30, 2018 Understanding Networks

It took some time to figure out what I was looking for with Wireshark. Overall, I found Wireshark to have a wealth of information, but to be ultimately overwhelming.  Herbivore was very helpful in making the information more approachable, even if I thought I was getting a very narrow view of the available information. 

I started by figuring out the IP addresses of my devices, and trying to see where they appeared in the results.  Either through accident or user error, I was only able to find the IP addresses of my laptop in Wireshark and in Herbivore.  Although, while on Herbivore, I could see other Apple devices on the network.