Wireshark – Packet Diagram view

Wireshark has introduced a great feature (version 3.3.0 and above) which can display a packet in a diagrammatic representation. We find this is particularly useful when teaching protocols and talking all things packets.

Figure 1 – Wireshark 3.4.5 with Packet Diagram View

To enable the Packet Diagram view and get the layout as shown in the image above – Wireshark > Preferences > Layout (under Appearance) > Select Packet List (Pane 1) , Packet Details (Pane 2) and Packet Diagram (Pane 3) > OK

If you would like to see the contents of the packet in the Packet Diagram, select a packet from the Packet List and right-click anywhere in the Packet Diagram > Show Field Values.

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