Wireshark not equal to filterReading Time: < 1 minute
I came across this today and thought I’d share this helpful little wireshark capture filter. Based on wireshark’s documentation if you use
“ip.addr != 10.10.10.10” that should show you everything except for packets with the IP addrress 10.10.10.10. The problem is … it doesn’t work. It turns yellow like this, and doesn’t filter that IP.
The trick is to negate the whole statement, then it will work. Instead of doing “ip.addr!=10.10.10.10” run “!ip.addr==10.10.10.10”. Wireshark then is able to read it as NOT ip equal to, instead of IP is not equal to. Once you do that, you’re golden (well, green).
Simple enough, and it works with any statement — IE if you RDP into a machine and run a capture you should probably include “!tcp==3389” somewhere in your filter statement.
I hope I’ve made your day, at least a little bit easier!
5 thoughts on “Wireshark not equal to filter”
April 24, 2018 at 11:57 am
Thank you for this!
April 23, 2019 at 12:19 pm
Thank you sir
July 18, 2019 at 1:16 pm
‘Thank you very much! Thank you very much! That’s the nicest thing that anyone’s ever done for me” – Albert Finney in Scrooge.
January 10, 2021 at 4:08 am
Thanks a lot!
January 3, 2023 at 2:34 am
Thank you for that! Still searching for the logic in some of the syntax used in wireshark…