[Winpcap-users] incomplete list in PacketGetAdapterNames

Loris Degioanni loris.degioanni at gmail.com
Tue Nov 29 18:29:46 GMT 2005

Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows ME can do have problems with 
duplicate adapters. The cause, if I rememeber well, is that they are 
stored with the same name in the registry by the OS.
Unfortunately, we don't provide any more support for Windows 9x: it 
would be too expensive and unproductive based on the percentage of users 
with those OSes.


Michal Szostakiewicz wrote:
> On Sun, 27 Nov 2005, Loris Degioanni wrote:
>> Try to do a:
>> "net stop npf"
>> and then run your winpcap application again. This forces the driver to 
>> be reladed, and tells us if there is some bug in the plug & play code.
> OK, my previous information seems a little bit incomplete.
> First of all I've got most of my problems under Windows 98 [but not 
> only]. That's why i cannot run 'net stop npf', I think.
> It turned out the list is actually not incomplete, it just lacks some 
> Device Description names [ie. the name is an empty string].
> It is alse the case that I have two devices with the same name "semwl". 
> First of them has an empty Description, the other's is
> "Sony Ericsson Wireless WAN Adapter".
> What I really want to do is open the first one - which is propably the 
> WLAN adapter [or maybe not?].
> Also when I try to open [PacketOpenAdapter] I get Error 2 [ENOFILE].
> I heard that there might be a problem if you use different adapters 
> under windows 98. Maybe this is the case?
> greetz,
> creed
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