6.9. Go To A Specific Packet

You can easily jump to specific packets with one of the menu items in the Go menu.

6.9.1. The “Go Back” Command

Go back in the packet history, works much like the page history in most web browsers.

6.9.2. The “Go Forward” Command

Go forward in the packet history, works much like the page history in most web browsers.

6.9.3. The “Go to Packet” Toolbar

Figure 6.11. The “Go To Packet” toolbar

ws goto packet

This toolbar can be opened by selecting GoGo to packet…​ from the main menu. It appears between the main toolbar and the packet list, similar to the ”Find Packet” toolbar.

When you enter a packet number and press Go to packet Wireshark will jump to that packet.

6.9.4. The “Go to Corresponding Packet” Command

If a protocol field is selected which points to another packet in the capture file, this command will jump to that packet.

As these protocol fields now work like links (just as in your Web browser), it’s easier to simply double-click on the field to jump to the corresponding field.

6.9.5. The “Go to First Packet” Command

This command will jump to the first packet displayed.

6.9.6. The “Go to Last Packet” Command

This command will jump to the last packet displayed.