4.15. Win32: GNU wget (optional)
GNU wget is used to download files from the internet
using the command line.
GNU wget is available for most of the UNIX-like platforms
and as the wget package from the
You will only need wget, if you want to use the Win32
automated library download, see
Section 5.3, “Win32: Automated library download” for details.
If GNU wget isn't already installed or
available as a package for your platform (well, for Win32 it is
available as a Cygwin package), you can get it at:
If wget is trying to download files but fails to do so,
your Internet connection might use an HTTP proxy. Some Internet
providers use such a proxy and it is common in many company
networks today. Wireshark's setup script will try to discover
your proxy settings automatically, but you you may need to set
the environment variable HTTP_PROXY by hand before using wget.
For example, if you are behind proxy.com which is listening on
port 8080, you have to set it to something like:
If you are unsure about the settings, you might ask your