Tryhackme - Wireshark: The Basics

Tryhackme – Wireshark: The Basics

In this walk through, we will be going through the Wireshark – The Basics from Tryhackme. In this room we will learn about the basics of Wireshark and how to analyse protocols and PCAPs with it. So, let’s get started without any delay.


Task 1 – Introduction

Question 1 – Which file is used to simulate the screenshots?


Question 2 – Which file is used to answer the questions?


Task 1 - Introduction

Task 2 – Tool Overview

Question 1 – Read the “capture file comments”. What is the flag?

Capture file comments


Question 2 – What is the total number of packets?

Toat no. of packets


Question 3 – What is the SHA256 hash value of the capture file?

SHA256 hash


Task 2 - Tool Overview

Task 3 – Packet Dissection

Question 1 – View packet number 38. Which markup language is used under the HTTP protocol?


eXtensible Markup Language

Question 2 – What is the arrival date of the packet? (Answer format: Month/Day/Year)

Arrival date of packet


Question 3 – What is the TTL value?

TTL Value


Question 4 – What is the TCP payload size?

TCP Payload Size


Question 5 – What is the e-tag value?

e-tag value


Task 3 - Packet Dissection

Task 4 – Packet Navigation

Question 1 – Search the “r4w” string in packet details. What is the name of artist 1?

Packet details



Question 2 – Go to packet 12 and read the comments. What is the answer?

Packet no. 39765


md5 hash


Question 3 – There is a “.txt” file inside the capture file. Find the file and read it; what is the alien’s name?

Packet details



Question 4 – Look at the expert info section. What is the number of warnings?

Expert info


Task 5 – Packet Filtering

Question 1 – Go to packet number 4. Right-click on the “Hypertext Transfer Protocol” and apply it as a filter. Now, look at the filter pane. What is the filter query?



Question 2 – What is the number of displayed packets?

Total packets


Question 3 – Go to packet number 33790 and follow the stream. What is the total number of artists?

packet no. 33790

acuentix web app


Question 4 – What is the name of the second artist?

Second artist


Task 5 - Packet Filtering

Task 6 – Conclusion

Task 6 - Conclusion

Also Read: Tryhackme – Windows Fundamentals 3

So that was “Wireshark: The Basics” for you. We have learned about the basics of Wireshark tool. Then we looked into Packet dissection of packets and Protocols. Moving on, took a dive into packet navigation and filtering with it. On that note, i will take your leave and will see you in next one, Till then “Hack the Planet”.

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