UMUC Dissecting SWITCH ARP VLAN Protocols Comparison in Wireshark Discussion.
If you haven’t done so already, download and install Wireshark.
Open the switches.pcap file in Wireshark. Compare and contrast the SWITCH, ARP, and VLAN protocols.
- What does ARP primarily do on the network? How is this related to switches? What are some of the VLAN IDs you find in these packets?
- Examine the STP traffic. What are some of the priorities of some of the root bridges? What packet number did you find that information in?
- How do you think parsing through capture files will help you better understand switching protocols and networking?