[Winpcap-users] Windows 8

Rony Ross rony.ross at gmail.com
Wed Jun 5 04:43:01 PDT 2013

*> Chris,
> I've been thinking about it, but it's a major effort (read it as "rewrite
a good chunk of the kernel capture driver"). WHQL certification > has not
that important so far (we don't certify the driver, we just sign it), we
install the driver in such a way that doesn't require > > WHQL
> Regarding XP, there is still a big community using it in corporate and
non-corporate environments, so dropping support for it is > definitely not
an option.
> The advantages of migrating to NDIS6 would be
> - probably better performance (but it's not guaranteed) and in general
avoiding to go thru the thunking layer between NDIS5 (what we currently
use) and NDIS6
> - support for RT (although I'm not sure if just supporting NDIS6 would be
> - cleanup of the driver sources
> Have a nice day
> GV*


I'm new to Winpcap so I hope that my question is clear...
My understanding is that NDIS6 version would enable working with native
WiFi. The company that I'm working for is considering making the needed
modifications for NDIS6 (at least  per native WiFi support). Could you
please estimate the complexity and the duration of such modifications?


Rony Ross
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