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#1 RolandJS

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 06:32 AM

Aura:

I "moved" my question set to you from the Windows 10/ZDnet thread...

 

To monitor a single PC for network issues, which is better?  Glasswire or Wireshark?  Reason for asking:  I am trying to run down a couple of network/internet connectivity issues, I just recently uninstalled Glasswire and installed Wireshark; should I have them both?  Or, did I do the best thing?

 

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Edited by hamluis, 18 February 2016 - 11:00 AM.
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Posted 18 February 2016 - 10:22 AM

Both programs are different and do not serve the same purpose. GlassWire offers a user-friendly interface that allows you to see and understand what connections are established on your system, what program, service, process, etc. is sending/receiving data, how much of it, the destination, etc.

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/glasswire-network-monitoring-tool

Wireshark is a packet monitoring program, which means that you'll monitor the packets directly. You'll gain way more information that way, but without the knowledge to interpret them, it'll be of absolutely no use to you.

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/wireshark-network-analyzer-free-download

In your case, I suggest you to stick with GlassWire and work from there. If you cannot troubleshoot your connection issue, I would ask for assistance in the Networking section.

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 10:42 AM

Can I "make" wireshark give me the basic info that Glasswire provides?

Or, do I need to run both?


Edited by RolandJS, 18 February 2016 - 10:44 AM.

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 10:44 AM

I'm pretty sure you can.

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 10:45 AM

I'm pretty sure you can.

I think I was changing the question while you responded; I have two questions there now  :)


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Posted 18 February 2016 - 10:51 AM

You mean, show basic information graph like GlassWire does? Yes, you can.

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/linux-and-open-source/using-the-flow-graph-feature-on-wireshark/

It's less user-friendly than GlassWire however.

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