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Troubleshooting TCP/IP Networks with Wireshark

Learn to use Wireshark to identify and fix your TCP/IP network performance problems.

Optimize TCP/IP networks with Wireshark®. This hands-on, in-depth course provides the skills to isolate and fix network performance issues. Learn how Wireshark can solve your TCP/IP network problems by improving your ability to analyze network traffic.

 

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Is This The Right Course?

This course will enable you to:

  • Identify and analyze the most common causes of performance problems in TCP/IP communications.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of how to use Wireshark efficiently to spot the primary sources of network performance problems.
  • Prepare for the latest Wireshark Certified Network Analyst (WCNA) certification exam.

This course will prepare you to pass your WCNA certification exam with instructor-led training from a Wireshark subject matter expert. This course also includes official Wireshark study guides, and hands-on training with live labs.

Know before you go: Please bring your own laptop loaded with Wireshark to your first class. Download Wireshark for free at www.wireshark.org.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone interested in learning to troubleshoot and optimize TCP/IP networks and analyze network traffic with Wireshark, especially network engineers, information technology specialists, security analysts, and those preparing for the Wireshark Certified Network Analyst exam.

What You'll Learn

  • Top 10 reasons for network performance complaints
  • Place the analyzer properly for traffic capture on a variety of network types
  • Capture packets on wired and wireless networks
  • Configure Wireshark for best performance and non-intrusive analysis
  • Navigate through, split, and work with large traffic files
  • Use time values to identify network performance problems
  • Create statistical charts and graphs to pinpoint performance issues
  • Filter out traffic for more efficient troubleshooting and analysis
  • Customize Wireshark coloring to focus on network problems faster
  • Use Wireshark's Expert System to understand various traffic problems
  • Use the TCP/IP Resolution Flowchart to identify possible communication faults
  • Analyze normal/abnormal Domain Name System (DNS) traffic
  • Analyze normal/abnormal Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) traffic
  • Analyze normal/abnormal Internet Protocol v4 (IPv4) traffic
  • Analyze normal/abnormal Internet Control Messaging Protocol (ICMP) traffic
  • Analyze normal/abnormal User Datagram Protocol (UDP) traffic
  • Analyze normal/abnormal Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) traffic
  • Analyze normal/abnormal Hypertext Transport Protocol (HTTP/HTTPS) traffic

Course Outline

1. Introduction to Network Analysis and Wireshark

  • TCP/IP Analysis Checklist
  • Top Causes of Performance Problems
  • Get the Latest Version of Wireshark
  • Capturing Traffic
  • Opening Trace Files
  • Processing Packets
  • The Qt Interface Overview
  • Using Linked Panes
  • The Icon Toolbar
  • Master the Intelligent Scrollbar
  • The Changing Status Bar
  • Right-Click Functionality
  • General Analyst Resources
  • Your First Task When You Leave Class

2. Learn Capture Methods and Use Capture Filters

  • Analyze Switched Networks
  • Walk-Through a Sample SPAN Configuration
  • Analyze Full-Duplex Links with a Network TAP
  • Analyze Wireless Networks
  • USB Capture
  • Initial Analyzing Placement
  • Remote Capture Techniques
  • Available Capture Interfaces
  • Save Directly to Disk
  • Capture File Configurations
  • Limit Your Capture with Capture Filters
  • Examine Key Capture Filters

3. Customize for Efficiency: Configure Your Global Preferences

  • First Step: Create a Troubleshooting Profile
  • Customize the User Interface
  • Add Custom Columns for the Packet List Pane
  • Set Your Global Capture Preferences
  • Define Name Resolution Preferences
  • Configure Individual Protocol Preferences

4. Navigate Quickly and Focus Faster with Coloring Techniques

  • Move Around Quickly: Navigation Techniques
  • Find a Packet Based on Various Characteristics
  • Build Permanent Coloring Rules
  • Identify a Coloring Source
  • Use the Intelligent Scrollbar with Custom Coloring Rules
  • Apply Temporary Coloring
  • Mark Packets of Interest

5. Spot Network and Application Issues with Time Values and Summaries

  • Examine the Delta Time (End-of-Packet to End-of-Packet)
  • Set a Time Reference
  • Compare Timestamp Values
  • Compare Timestamps of Filtered Traffic
  • Enable and Use TCP Conversation Timestamps
  • Compare TCP Conversation Timestamp Values
  • Determine the Initial Round Trip Time (iRTT)
  • Troubleshooting Example Using Time
  • Analyze Delay Types

6. Create and Interpret Basic Trace File Statistics

  • Examine Trace File Summary Information
  • View Active Protocols
  • Graph Throughput to Spot Performance Problems Quickly
  • Locate the Most Active Conversations and Endpoints
  • Other Conversation Options
  • Graph the Traffic Flows for a More Complete View
  • Burst Statistics
  • Numerous Other Statistics are Available
  • Quick Overview of VoIP Traffic Analysis
  • SIP and RTP Analysis Overview
  • SIP Call Setup
  • Analyzing Call Setup with SIP
  • Session Bandwidth and RTP Port Definition

7. Focus on Traffic Using Display Filters

  • Display Filters
  • Filter on Conversations/Endpoints
  • Build Filters Based on Packets
  • Display Filter Syntax
  • Use Comparison Operators and Advanced Filters
  • Filter on Text Strings
  • Build Filters Based on Expressions
  • Watch for Common Display Filter Mistakes
  • Share Your Display Filters

8. TCP/IP Communications and Resolutions Overview

  • TCP/IP Functionality
  • When Everything Goes Right
  • The Multi-Step Resolution Process
  • Resolution Helped Build the Packet
  • Where Faults Can Occur
  • Typical Causes of Slow Performance

9. Analyze DNS Traffic

  • DNS Overview
  • DNS Packet Structure
  • DNS Queries
  • Filter on DNS Traffic
  • Analyze Normal/Problem DNS Traffic

10. Analyze ARP Traffic

  • ARP Overview
  • ARP Packet Structure
  • Filter on ARP Traffic
  • Analyze Normal/Problem ARP Traffic

11. Analyze IPv4 Traffic

  • IPv4 Overview
  • IPv4 Packet Structure
  • Analyze Broadcast/Multicast Traffic
  • Filter on IPv4 Traffic
  • IP Protocol Preferences
  • Analyze Normal/Problem IP Traffic

12. Analyze ICMP Traffic

  • ICMP Overview
  • ICMP Packet Structure
  • Filter on ICMP Traffic
  • Analyze Normal/Problem ICMP Traffic

13. Analyze UDP Traffic

  • UDP Overview
  • Watch for Service Refusals
  • UDP Packet Structure
  • Filter on UDP Traffic
  • Follow UDP Streams to Reassemble Data
  • Analyze Normal/Problem UDP Traffic

14. Analyze TCP Protocol

  • TCP Overview
  • The TCP Connection Process
  • TCP Handshake Problem
  • Watch Service Refusals
  • TCP Packet Structure
  • The TCP Sequencing/Acknowledgment Process
  • Packet Loss Detection in Wireshark
  • Fast Recovery/Fast Retransmission Detection in Wireshark
  • Retransmission Detection in Wireshark
  • Out-of-Order Segment Detection in Wireshark
  • Selective Acknowledgement (SACK)
  • Window Scaling
  • Window Size Issue: Receive Buffer Problem
  • Window Size Issue: Unequal Window Size Beliefs
  • TCP Sliding Window Overview
  • Troubleshoot TCP Quickly with Expert Info
  • Filter on TCP Traffic and TCP Problems
  • Properly Set TCP Preferences
  • Follow TCP Streams to Reassemble Data 16. Examine Advanced Trace File Statistics
  • Build Advanced IO Graphs
  • Graph Round Trip Times
  • Graph TCP Throughput
  • Find Problems Using TCP Time-Sequence Graphs

15. Graph Traffic Characteristics

  • Advanced I/O Graphing
  • Graph Round Trip Times
  • Graph TCP Throughput
  • Find Problems Using TCP Time Sequence Graphs

16. Analyze HTTP Traffic

  • HTTP Overview
  • HTTP Packet Structure
  • Filter on HTTP Traffic
  • Reassembling HTTP Objects
  • HTTP Statistics
  • HTTP Response Time
  • Overview of HTTP/2
  • HTTP/2 Analysis Fundamentals
  • HTTP /2 Frame Format
  • Analyze Normal/Problem HTTP Traffic

17. Analyze TLS-Encrypted Traffic (HTTPS)

  • Analyze HTTPS Traffic
  • Encrypted Alerts
  • Decryption Steps
  • Filter on SSL

18. Review Your 10 Key Troubleshooting Steps

  • Baseline "NormalTraffic
  • Use Color
  • Look Who's Talking: Examine Conversations and Endpoints
  • Focus by Filtering
  • Create Basic IO Graphs
  • Examine Delta Time Values
  • Examine the Expert System
  • Follow the Streams
  • Graph Bandwidth Use, Round Trip Time, and TCP Time/Sequence Information
  • Watch Refusals and Redirections
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Labs Outline

Lab 1: Capture Traffic to/from Your Hardware Address

Lab 2: Create Your Troubleshooting Profile

Lab 3: Set Basic Preferences for Your Troubleshooting Profile

Lab 4: Find, Mark, Save, and Colorize Packets

Lab 5: Detect and Colorize High Latency Indications

Lab 6: Find the Top Talkers and Protocols/Applications on a Network

Lab 7: Create and Use an IO Graph to Spot Performance Issues

Lab 8: Locate a Text String in a Trace File

Lab 9: Create a Coloring Rule to Detect DNS Error Responses and Suspicious DNS Responses

Lab 10: Analyze a Network Problem Indicated by ARP

Lab 11: Filter on a Range of IPv4 Addresses

Lab 12: Detect Suspicious Traffic with a New ICMP Coloring Rule

Lab 13: Analyze UDP-Based Multicast Streams and Queuing Delays

Lab 14: Use an IO Graph to Locate TCP Performance Issues

Lab 15: Determine Who is at Fault and Work with Multiple Trace Files

Lab 16: Determine the Cause of Slow File Downloads

Lab 17: Use TCP Graphs to Detect the Cause of Performance Problems

Lab 18: Create a Filter Expression Button to Detect HTTP Error Responses

Lab 19: Export an HTTP Object

Lab 20: Decrypt HTTPS Communications

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