Wireshark 2.2.1 released – Windows installer now ships with Qt 5.6

Wireshark 2.2.1 recently released, now ships with Qt 5.6 for the Windows Installer. In addition to this, File open from menu bar with filter in place causes Wireshark to crash now fixed.


Wireshark 2.2.1 Changelog

  • The Windows installers now ship with Qt 5.6. Previously they shipped with Qt 5.3
  • Flow Graph colored data arrows
  • Capture File Properties under Statistics Grayed Out after Stopping a Capture
  • Qt: Hidden columns displayed during live capture
  • Unable to save changes to coloring rules
  • Bad description for NBSS error code 0x81
  • Live capture from USBPcap fails immediately
  • Cannot decrypt EAP-TTLS traffic (not recognized as conversation)
  • Export packet dissections Option disabled after capturing traffic
  • Failure to open file named with Chinese or other multibyte characters
  • k12 text file format causes errors

See release notes for complete changes

How to Install Wireshark 2.2.1 on Ubuntu 16.04 (Yakkety Yak), 16.04 (Xenial Xerus), Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf), Ubuntu 15.04(Vivid Vervet), Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr)

  • Edit the file “sources.list” and un comment any line that has # sign under deb-src > Exit and save changes
sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list
  • Update and run the following commands to install all dependencies
sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get build-dep wireshark
  • Download and compile as follows
wget https://1.na.dl.wireshark.org/src/wireshark-2.2.1.tar.bz2

tar -xvf wireshark-2.2.1.tar.bz2

cd wireshark*



sudo make install

sudo ldconfig

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