Wireshark Portable is the portable version of the program of the same name whose function is to perform the analysis of network traffic on your computer. This version runs from a USB stick and can be carried with you anywhere where it is needed. As an overview, this program can be used to detect network specific information that is available in it, such as for mapping a network security and auditing and creating an inventory of it.
Basically, this tool checks the packets transmitted by the communication device of the computer (such as network cards, modems, etc.) in order to detect network problems, suspicious connections, assist in the development of applications, among others. The program analyzes the traffic packets received and organizes them by protocol. All incoming and outgoing traffic is analyzed and displayed in a list of easy navigation.
Through this tool you can capture data from FDDI, Token-Ring, Ethernet, IEEE 802.11, PPP, Classical IP over ATM, and loopback interface. This makes it possible to edit both as to convert any one of these (and other) protocols through the command line. You can also save or print the output data.
Although the developer of this program tries to do everything possible so that it is easy to use, even for beginners, it is not so simple. No doubt the GUI assists, but still it takes a little time to understand exactly how to perform the verification provided by the application. To assist him, he has several tutorials that can be accessed from the main window of the tool.
Portable Wireshark can be a very useful tool for those who need to track traffic data on your computer. It can also be particularly interesting for people who like to be able to view the input and output of data from a computer through the network or internet.
Due to the results being displayed through tables, there are no major difficulties in interpreting the results. Additionally, you do not need complex setups for its operation – just install to get it to perform its function. The only adjustments needed are those related to the types of packages that you want to capture the results.