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RE: Installing WinPcap for Windows XP
From: "Fields, James" <James.Fields () bcbsfl com>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2003 11:54:15 -0500

I replied to this once already but never saw the post show up.  If you are talking about a real live modem connected to 
your machine, WinPcap won't be able to monitor it under Win2k or WinXP.  This affects every app dependent upon WinPcap 
including Ethereal.  This is covered at length in their FAQ.

Note that a DSL or Cable modem will be a different matter *if* it is an external device that plugs into your computer 
through an Ethernet NIC - in which case, there is no problem since WinPcap is really watching the NIC, not the modem.

-----Original Message-----
From: Brandon A. Battis (Student) [mailto:BAB258 () students jwu edu]
Sent: Tuesday, December 09, 2003 10:16 PM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Installing WinPcap for Windows XP


I'm trying to run Ethereal so I can see what's going on with my modem.  I've tried to install WinPcap as I have been 
told I'm supposed to but I've not been able to find the .inf file to install a driver like it was reported I need to 
do.  I've  looked on Google and at WinPcaps webpage to try to find out if there may be any thing that I've missed, but 
from what I've looked at, everything appears to be installed correctly, but it isn't working. 
 
Thanks in advance,
Brandon Battis
Network Engineering Student
Johnson & Wales University
Providence, RI 

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