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Windows chocolatey Wireshark install: ensure you install nmap too, so you have a pcap interface for capturing!

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/08/19

Wireshark is indispensable when doing network communications development or DevOps.

This is my choco-install-network-tools.bat batch file to install Wireshark and the pcap dependency which nmap provides:

choco install --yes nmap
:: wireshark requires a pcap for capturing; nmap comes with npcap which fulfills this dependency
:: see:
:: - https://chocolatey.org/packages/wireshark
:: - https://chocolatey.org/packages/win10pcap
:: - https://chocolatey.org/packages/WinPcap
:: - https://chocolatey.org/packages/nmap
choco install --yes wireshark

Yes, I know: Windows Subsystem for Linux could have an easier installation, but the above:

See:

–jeroen

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