[Winpcap-users] How to get the internal wifi card in winpcap to work?

Guy Harris guy at alum.mit.edu
Tue Sep 13 16:28:23 PDT 2011

On Sep 4, 2011, at 6:34 PM, Beecher Adams wrote:

> I've got an enhanced version

An enhanced version of what?  (Or do you mean "I've got an enhanced version *of* dosbox"?)

> on dosbox

By "dosbox" do you mean


and, if so, on what operating system are you running it?  I'm assuming it's Windows, because WinPcap runs only on Windows, not MS-DOS, and not any flavor of UN*X (most modern flavors of UN*X are supported by libpcap, and libpcap supports Wi-Fi adapters on most if not all of them).

If so, then DOSBox...

> with ne2000 tcp/ip support
> And i'm trying to get networking to work with my internal wifi card on my laptop

I assume "get networking to work" means you're trying to get the networking inside DOSBox to work through your Wi-Fi card, and you want to use some WinPcap-based application, such as WinDump or Wireshark or..., to try to debug the problem.

> and airpcap isn't working with my internal wifi card

AirPcap is, first and foremost, a name for hardware devices; the AirPcap software is built for the AirPcap card, so it's not surprising that it won't work with your card.

WinPcap doesn't support NDIS 6.0, so it doesn't support Native Wi-Fi on Windows 6.x (Vista, 7(!), etc.), so its ability to work with Wi-Fi adapters is limited.

You might want to try running Microsoft Network Monitor:


Its driver *does* support NDIS 6, and *does* support Native Wi-Fi.

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