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Hi, what is WireShark capture speed? how many packets per second?

asked 12 Aug '15, 01:44

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It completely depends on your hardware. You cannot compare an old laptop against a brand new workstation equipped with dedicated high speed capture cards. E.g. 1GBit/s is hard to capture with normal PCs, while 100MBit/s is usually not a problem. 10G requires special hardware in any case (assuming the link is saturated). Wireshark is not the limiting factor, the capture hardware is.

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answered 12 Aug '15, 05:22

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OK Thank You!

(12 Aug '15, 22:57) shark_search


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