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So, I have it downloaded and all, my friend told me to get it to prevent people from flooding my network and host booting my internet offline. But I can not figure out how to do it, and or set it up to do that. Could someone help me out? I'm confused.

asked 03 Jul '11, 16:42

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edited 03 Jul '11, 18:51

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What your friend should have told you is to "get it to watch what traffic is going on your network, so you can see who's flooding your network".

In this context, Wireshark is not a security fence, it's a hidden security camera. A security fence might prevent people from breaking into your house; a hidden security camera will just let you see pictures of whoever's breaking into your house after it happens. If your friend thinks Wireshark can, by itself, prevent people from flooding your network, he or she is mistaken.

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