Wireshark for Mac

Wireshark for Mac

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out of 11 votes

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    Mar. 01, 2011
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3 stars

"V1.4.4 fails to launch with error?"

March 03, 2011  |  By James Garvin

 |  Version: Wireshark 1.4.4


Great utility when it's working!


Updates don't work for every Mac; PPC and Intel Core Duo for instance.


I found this error in the OS X 10.6.6 system logs:

"/Applications/Wireshark/Wireshark.app/Contents/Resources/bin/wireshark-bin: Bad CPU type in executable"

That tells me my Intel Core Duo is not supported by this version, only Core2 Duo's and above should download (as far as I know) versions above 1.2.10- the last one that runs on my computer. The v1.2.10 application seems to function OK with the current /bin utilities, but we'll see. Archive your functional install before trying this out!

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1 stars

"Not up to the level of "Mac-Ness" that one expects..."

March 01, 2011  |  By Thelgord_Ironfeld

 |  Version: Wireshark 1.4.4


There was nothing good about my experience with this software


Runs in X11 (Gross)
Complicated Setup (You have to show all files to find some of the directories to put files)
Didn't work (Unable to find any Wifi adapters on my Mac Book pro)


This is a port of a linux program (hence why it runs in X11). It is a good idea, but it did not work on my Mac Book Pro 6,2 running 10.6.6. It was unable to find a suitable wireless adapter. The interface in clunky at best and looks awful. To be honest most X11 programs do. The author should put a more Mac Friendly UI to it before releasing a newer version, and one that works with newer macs.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.4.4
See http://www.wireshark.org/docs/relnotes/wireshark-1.4.4.html.
Publisher Wireshark
Publisher web site http://www.wireshark.org/
Release Date March 01, 2011
Date Added March 01, 2011
Version 1.4.4
Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac/OS X 10.6 Intel
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 25.19MB
File Name Wireshark 1.12.5 Intel 64.dmg
Total Downloads 29,671
Downloads Last Week 42
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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