Download Packet Capture - Best Software & Apps

  • Wireshark

    (32 bits) 1.10.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Powerful multi-platform protocol analyzer

    7
    166 votes
    • PROS: Analyses hundreds of protocols, Works across platforms, Packets can be viewed in an easy to use GUI
    • CONS: Not suitable for amateur network analysis, Requires protocol analysis knowledge
  • Ethereal

    0.99.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Ultra efficient protocol analyser

    6
    58 votes
    • WinPcap

      4.1.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Professional and user-friendly packet capture library

      7
      86 votes
      • PROS: An excellent way to expedite the transmission of packet data between two nodes., A useful analytical tool in regards to network testing.
      • CONS: The user will need to possess a fair amount of technical knowledge., No updates have taken place for some time.
    • Microsoft Network Monitor

      3.4.2350

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Analyse data packets with this Microsoft monitor

      6
      18 votes
      • PROS: Gathers a wide range of network data, Includes extensive documentation
      • CONS: Complex for those with no network analysis experience
    • SmartSniff

      1.91

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      TCP/IP packet capture program

      7
      17 votes
      • Packet Analyzer

        Professional 6.1

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Thoroughly capture and analyse all network communications

        6
        3 votes
        • SolarWinds Response Time Viewer for Wireshark®

          1.0

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Analyze a Wireshark packet capture (PCAP) file with this free desktop utility to determine if it is the app or the network.

          3
          2 votes
          • TracePlus Ethernet

            5.51

            License
            buy Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Performance and security analysis plus packet capture for Ethernet networks

            5
            10 votes
            • Packet Sniffer SDK

              3.0

              License
              buy Download
              Platform
              Windows

              Packet capture and analyzing technology

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