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I'm running multiple versions of Wireshark and noticed that the "Value:" field typically located under the "Length:" field for DHCP decodes is missing on Version 1.8.6 for Windows. Is there any way to turn this field back on?

asked 03 May '13, 10:19

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The Value item is now a hidden tree item and thus you cannot see it.

Please start Wireshark with the following option to make those hidden items visible.

wireshark -o protocols.display_hidden_proto_items:TRUE -nr dhcp.pcap

Alternatively you can set that option in the GUI:

Edit -> Preferences -> Protocols -> Display hidden protocol items


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answered 03 May '13, 11:32

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edited 03 May '13, 11:38

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