OptoNews Tip: Basic tool for troubleshooting PACs and more

Posted by Jean Femia on Mar 29, 2017 3:53:34 PM

Wireshark logoOne Ethernet network troubleshooting tool our Product Support Group recommends is Wireshark. It's been a helpful choice for many years, and it's free.

Our recent blog post explains where to get Wireshark and how to use it. You can pay a lot for network analysis tools—and in some cases you may need them—but many times, the free ones do the job. 

You can use it to view network sessions between two devices, to see what’s actually going on at a packet level. You can even see the data that two devices exchange, to check whether it's in the right format.

The recommendations in the blog post apply to PCs, PACs, PLCs, and just about any industry-standard Ethernet network device.

Read the troubleshooting with Wireshark blog post.

Read the Wireshark blog post

Topics: Tips, optonews, Networking, OptoNews 2017-03-29

Written by Jean Femia

Jean Femia writes about technical subjects and has focused on automation and control systems for more than 15 years. She likes learning about technology and taking corners in her Honda S2000.
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