The IEEE is the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

They release various technical standards, including the IEEE 802.x network protocol standards for LANs and MANs e.g. Ethernet, TokenRing, WLAN, …


The IEEE has formally defined many of the protocols one is likely to see on networks today. Wireshark has dissectors for many of these protocols including:

XXX - Need to update this list to include references to all IEEE based protcols supported by Wireshark.

XXX - Should the list be sorted alphabetically by IEEE spec number?

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