Packet capture (video)


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In this video, you will learn how to use packet capture to monitor traffic passing through your FortiGate.

Intercepting and capturing packets can be a useful troubleshooting tool, allowing you to analyze traffic in detail that has passed through your FortiGate. You can easily create customized packet filters and run them when you need more information.

The recipe for this video is available here.

Jonah Davidson

Jonah Davidson

New Media Documentation at Fortinet Technologies
Jonah Davidson works in Ottawa as part of Fortinet's Tech Docs team, and manages the New Media team. A writer and video creator, he aims to bring Fortinet documentation to everyone who needs it, in every medium possible.
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  • Wei Yuan

    Any java function need to be enabled? thanks

  • Wei Yuan

    I can’t press the PLAY icon means play button doesn’t work

    • Victoria Martin

      Hello Wei,

      The PLAY button functions for me. You may need to change settings in your web browser to allow it to play.

  • Stanley Galakowitz

    I cannot find packet capture in the FortiGate 30E on FortiOS 5.4.

    • Victoria Martin

      Hello Stanley,

      Unfortunately, packet capture is not supported by the FortiGate 30E.

  • hwangeruk

    I don’t have “packet capture” in System, Network.
    See here:

    Is this something that has to be “enabled”?

    • Victoria Martin


      Unfortunately, packet capture is not supported by the FortiGate 30D.