tcpdump Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to tcpdump for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is Wireshark, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to tcpdump and 13 are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to tcpdump are Sysdig (Free, Open Source), NetworkMiner (Free, Open Source), SmartSniff (Free) and PacketSled (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Jan 16, 2021

    1. RawCap is a free command line sniffer for network activity on Windows. Properties of RawCap: Can sniff any interface that has got an IP address, including (localhost/loopback) RawCap.exe is just 23 kB
    2. MicroOLAP TCPDUMP is a clone of tcpdump , the most used network sniffer/analyzer for UNIX, compiled with the original tcpdump code (, and MicroOLAP Packet Sniffer SDK.

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      AirSnare is another tool to add to your Wireless Intrusion Detection Toolbox. AirSnare will alert you to unfriendly MAC addresses on your network and will also alert you to DHCP requests taking place.


      The official website is no longer available. Last version, 1.5, released in May 2006, can be still downloaded from

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