How To Install Wireshark 3.6.5 on Ubuntu / LinuxMint

Wireshark is an open-source Network Protocol analyzer application and the most widely used application across the world.

This tutorial will be helpful for beginners to install Wireshark 3.6.5 on Ubuntu 22.04, Ubuntu 20.04, and LinuxMint 20.3.

Wireshark Features

- Rich VOIP Analysis

- Supports Multiple Operating systems

- Live capture and offline analysis

- Read live data

- Powerful Display

- Capture files compressed with Gzip and decompressed on the fly

What’s new in Wireshark 3.6.5?

For a detailed changelog refer to this link

How to Install Wireshark 3.6.5 on Ubuntu / LinuxMint?

Method 1: Via PPA

Step 1: Add the Official PPA

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wireshark-dev/stable

Step 2: Update the repository and install Wireshark

sudo apt update && sudo apt install wireshark

During the installation, a popup will ask to allow non-superuser to execute Wireshark. Just confirm YES if you want to.

If you check on NO, you must run Wireshark with SUDO. Later if you want to change this by using the below command.

sudo dpkg-reconfigure wireshark-common

sudo usermod -aG wireshark $(whoami)

Method 2: Via Flatpak

Setup Flatpak on your system using this guide or ignore it if Flatpak is installed already.

Step 1: Install Wireshark using Flatpak

flatpak install flathub org.wireshark.Wireshark

Step 2: Run Wireshark

flatpak run org.wireshark.Wireshark


From this tutorial, you have learned how to download and install Wireshark 3.6.5 on Ubuntu 22.04, Linux Mint 20.3, and Ubuntu 20.04.

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