Wireshark® provides powerful and detailed deep packet inspection, however, it is not always easy to interpret the data and make sense of it. SolarWinds FREE Response Time Viewer for Wireshark analyzes common packet capture files and identifies over 1200 applications, calculates application and network response time, data volume, and traffic count to help you answer the question "is it the application or the network?"
Response Time Viewer for Wireshark® is a free standalone utility that can take in common packet capture formats, and detect approximately 1,200 applications.
Once detected, it will then parse available application data. Before using Response Time Viewer for Wireshark, make sure you have Wireshark installed on the same machine as the free tool.
In this scenario, we'll look at a simple HTTP transaction. First, open up the Response Time Viewer for Wireshark, and then browse to the packet capture. Then click ‘Analyze.’
Here, various metrics for the application are broken out by application name, network response time, application response time, data volume, and transaction volume.
There are quick filters available for common applications, and a handy search function.
To export back to Wireshark with a pre-configured filter, select the application to be filtered, and then click 'Export.'
Quickly analyze Wireshark packet capture files to troubleshoot performance issues with Response Time Viewer for Wireshark.