Detect ARP Attacks via Wireshark

Wireshark is a free and open-source network protocol analyzer. It is used for network troubleshooting, analysis, software and communications protocol development, and education. Mainly designed to help network administrators to keep track of what is happening in their network.

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  • Download Wireshark.

Installing Wireshark

  • Install Wireshark (Check checkboxes when asked to Install Npcap and USBPcap).
  • While Installing Npcap, check checkboxes for,
    • Install Npcap in WinPcap API-compatible mode
    • Support raw 802.11 traffic (and monitor mode) for wireless adapters.
  •  After Installation is done, click on Reboot Now.
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Configuration for Detection:

  • Start Wireshark and let it configure. 
  • Select the Interface which is connected to the Internet or the interface on which you have a suspicion of ARP Attacks.
  • If there is network traffic, you will see a lot of data which we will consider gibberish for now (but it is not).
  • Click on Edit in the top corner and go to Preferences or you can press Ctrl + Shift + P.
  • Explore the option Protocols.
  • Search for ARP/RARP and check the box Detect ARP request storms and set the number to whatever you want as per your need, for testing purposes, we will leave this as it is and Click OK.


  • Now whenever you have a doubt, go to Analyze > Expert Information (The last Option as per v3.2.5).
  • Sort the Protocol in ascending order, and you will see ARP/RARP if any ARP Attacks.
  • You will see Warning as Severity, Duplicate IP Address... as Summary, and so on. 

  • You can explore, and you will see the spoofed MAC Address of the victim. 

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    We hope this helps. If any suggestions or doubts you can add a comment and we will reply as soon as possible.

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