Wireshark is the world’s foremost and widely-used network protocol analyzer. It lets you see what’s happening on your network at a microscopic level and is the de facto (and often de jure) standard across many commercial and non-profit enterprises, government agencies, and educational institutions. Wireshark development thrives thanks to the volunteer contributions of networking experts around the globe and is the continuation of a project started by Gerald Combs in 1998. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Wireshark on your Synology NAS using Docker.
Install Docker via Synology “Package Center”.
Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create one new folder and name it wireshark. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.
Go to Control Panel / Task Scheduler / Create / Scheduled Task / User-defined script. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Once you click on User-defined script a new window will open. Follow the instructions below:
- General: In the Task field type in “Install Wireshark“. Uncheck “Enabled” option. Select root User.
- Schedule: Select Run on the following date then select “Do not repeat“.
- Task Settings: Check “Send run details by email“, add your email then copy paste the code below in the Run command area. After that click OK.
docker run -d --name=wireshark \ --cap-add=NET_ADMIN \ -p 3124:3000 \ -v /volume1/docker/wireshark:/config \ --restart always \ ghcr.io/linuxserver/wireshark
After you click OK on STEP 5 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.
After you click OK on STEP 6, select your “Install Wireshark” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install Wireshark – click Yes. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂
The installation process can take up to a few seconds/minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection. Now open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:3124
Note: If you want to run this container over an HTTPS check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS.
Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: Find out how to update Wireshark container with the latest image.
Note: How to Free Disk Space on Your NAS if You Run Docker.
This post was updated on Monday / July 12th, 2021 at 6:42 PM