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Wireshark and Passive Network Discovery

Someone asked me if you can use Wireshark to discover devices.


The answer is kind of no in the sense that Wireshark doesn’t actively go out and ping or scan your network to find hosts.  But you can use Wireshark to listen or ‘passively’ discover devices on your network.


As always, I will keep it short and just say that everything you need to know is in the video.




Author Bio – Tony Fortunato, Network Performance Specialist

Tony Fortunato is a network performance expert who has been designing, implementing, and troubleshooting networks since 1989.

His company, The Technology Firm, provides clients of all sizes with services ranging from project management, network design, consulting, troubleshooting, custom-designed training courses, and equipment installation.


Tony has taught and presented at numerous colleges and universities, public forums, and hundreds of private classes.

 

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