These are the steps to try out MATE:
Run Wireshark and check if the plugin is installed correct (MATE should
appear in Help→About→Plugins)
Get a configuration file e.g. tcp.mate (see
Mate/Examples for more) and place it
somewhere on your harddisk.
Go to Preferences→Protocols→MATE and set the config filename to the file
you want to use (you don’t have to restart Wireshark)
Load a corresponding capture file (e.g.
http.cap) and see if MATE
has added some new display filter fields, something like:
or, at prompt:
path_to/wireshark -o "mate.config: tcp.mate" -r http.cap.
If anything went well, your packet details might look something like this: