[Winpcap-users] WinPcap 4.1.3 not working anymore on Windows 10 build 10041

Chris Thomas chris.thomas at idappcom.com
Wed May 6 16:41:00 UTC 2015

Hi everyone,

It would appear that this post on technet is correct:

Windows 10 build 10074 does appear to be working again with WinPcap 4.1.3.


On 29/03/2015 13:58, Daniel Miller wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 29, 2015 at 5:24 AM, Pascal Quantin 
> <pascal.quantin at gmail.com <mailto:pascal.quantin at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     2015-03-25 16:45 GMT+01:00 Pascal Quantin
>     <pascal.quantin at gmail.com <mailto:pascal.quantin at gmail.com>>:
>         Hi all,
>         as reported on this blog post:
>         http://netscantools.blogspot.fr/2015/03/winpcap-and-wireshark-problems-on.html,
>         network interfaces are no more showing up on the latest
>         Windows 10 build (I see the same thing on my virtual machine).
>         I could not find any clear information yet, but I fear it
>         could imply that Microsoft is gonna drop the NDIS 5 backward
>         compatibility mode sooner or later (which should be expected
>         at some point as NDIS 6 was introduced in Vista). Given the
>         number of products / projects that rely on WinPcap (Wireshark
>         being one of them), having it not working anymore in the
>         latest Microsoft OS would be a drama.
>         I know that the project is more or less stalling since a few
>         years. An "emergency" fix was done for Windows 8 support, but
>         I have no idea whether having it working on Windows 10
>         requires a small fix or a full rewrite.
>         Could one of the developer kindly have a look and provide some
>         info regarding the Windows 10 compatibility / WinPCAP future?
>     Hi all,
>     as indicated by Jakub Zawadzki, there was a Nmap GSoc 2013 project
>     porting Winpcap to NDIS 6, with the source code found here:
>     https://svn.nmap.org/nmap-exp/yang/NPcap-LWF
>     <https://svn.nmap.org/nmap-exp/yang/NPcap-LWF/installer/winpcap-nmap-4.1.3-NDIS6-1.2.0.exe>
>     After a quick test, I can confirm that:
>     - interfaces are now seen and can be selected for capture
>     - ethernet frames containing TCP packets are seen with a size of
>     2048 bytes (while I have a MTU set to 1500) and the extra data is
>     seen as ethernet trailer of 570 bytes + a FCS of 4 bytes
>     - DNS queries are truncated (only the first 8 bytes of UDP
>     datagram are captured)
>     So this is not yet usable but seems to be a good starting point.
>     http://seclists.org/nmap-dev/2013/q4/108 suggests that the code
>     was shared with WinPcap development team (or at least this was the
>     intention). Did this ever happened?
>     Best regards,
>     Pascal.
> Pascal,
> I haven't seen a reply from a WinPcap developer on this list for a 
> long time, but I can confirm that Nmap is looking to revive the Npcap 
> project. It's one of our "official ideas" for GSOC 2015, and we have 
> several applicants for the position, including the student who did the 
> original work. If you want to stay engaged with that effort, continue 
> to watch the dev at nmap.org <mailto:dev at nmap.org> mailing list over the 
> summer; I'm sure we would appreciate feedback as the project progresses.
> Dan
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