WinPcap Alternatives

    WinPcap is described as 'is the first successful port of libpcap (originally developed for Unix-like operating systems) for Windows' and is an app in the Network & Admin category. There are five alternatives to WinPcap for Windows. The best alternative is Microsoft Network Monitor, which is free. Other great apps like WinPcap are WinDivert (Free, Open Source), Npcap (Free), Win10Pcap (Free, Open Source) and WinDump (Free).

    This page was last updated Dec 24, 2017

    1. Microsoft Network Monitor is a packet analyzer. It enables capturing, viewing, and analyzing network data and deciphering network protocols. It can be used to troubleshoot network problems and applications on the network.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      WinDivert allows user-mode applications to capture/modify/drop network packets sent to/from the Windows network stack.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Npcap is the Nmap Project's packet sniffing (and sending) library for Windows. It is based on the discontinued WinPcap library, but with improved speed, portability, security, and efficiency.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      Win10Pcap is written as a personal project by Daiyuu Nobori, a Ph.D student of Computer Science of University of Tsukuba, Japan. The many parts of Win10Pcap was from WinPcap. Win10Pcap has the following additional features:
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      WinDump is the Windows version of tcpdump, the command line network analyzer for UNIX. WinDump is fully compatible with tcpdump and can be used to watch, diagnose and save to disk network traffic according to various complex rules.
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