How to open a PCAP file

by Pramith

To open a PCAP file, you need the right software. The files contain captured network data packets and are created by Wireshark

Open PCAP files: Suitable software required

If you use the Wireshark analysis tool to analyze your data traffic, PCAP files are created.

  • PCAP files (Packet Capture Data) contain the data packets that are created during the network analysis. You can analyze these with suitable software
  • Wireshark is a good choice here. The program is free of charge and allows you to view the data after installation.
  • Instead of Wireshark, you can use programs such as WinDump or tcpdump to analyze your network traffic. These are also suitable for this purpose.

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