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As of today, WinPcap 4.1.3 is available in the download section of the WinPcap website.

This release adds support for Windows 8 and Server 2012, and fixes a couple of security issues in the WinPcap driver that could cause an OS crash.

Full details of the changes can be found in the change log

10 February 2013

As most of you know, the WinPcap project has been pretty much silent for quite some time: no releases, no emails from its developers, no announcements. For the past 2 years, we ve been extremely busy transitioning from the CACE startup environment to the much bigger reality of Riverbed. This transition has been an exciting and rewarding experience, but has limited the amount of free time for WinPcap updates.

So what s the future of WinPcap? While we haven t done much recently, it s our intention to catch up on the support side by being more active in responding to the emails of our users, and to catch up on the development side as well. While we cannot say with certainty when the next release will be available, it will happen soon. Priority 1 is support for Windows 8.

WinPcap is the industry-standard tool for link-layer network access in Windows environments: it allows applications to capture and transmit network packets bypassing the protocol stack, and has additional useful features, including kernel-level packet filtering, a network statistics engine and support for remote packet capture.

WinPcap consists of a driver, that extends the operating system to provide low-level network access, and a library that is used to easily access the low-level network layers. This library also contains the Windows version of the well known libpcap Unix API.

Thanks to its set of features, WinPcap is the packet capture and filtering engine of many open source and commercial network tools, including protocol analyzers, network monitors, network intrusion detection systems, sniffers, traffic generators and network testers. Some of these networking tools, like Wireshark, Nmap, Snort, ntop are known and used throughout the networking community. is also the home of WinDump, the Windows version of the popular tcpdump tool. WinDump can be used to watch, diagnose and save to disk network traffic according to various complex rules.

AirPcap : 802.11 Wireless Packet Capture Device

Capture network traffic windows

  • View management, control and data frames in Wireshark
  • Plug play 802.11 a/b/g/n capture
  • Multi-channel aggregation
  • USB form factor

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