Run NetworkMiner from source not received packet in windows 8.1 x64

Jimmy Tran
  • Jimmy Tran

    Jimmy Tran - 2014-07-02


    I'm downloaded NetworkMiner 1.6.1 source code from here then i'm unzip to using VS2013 (in windows 8.1 64 bits) to rebuild solution but when running, it not show received packet (received packets=0)

    What's happen ??? please help me.

    P/S: Sorry for my english.

    Last edit: Jimmy Tran 2014-07-02
  • Erik Hjelmvik

    Erik Hjelmvik - 2014-07-03

    Hi Jimmy,

    The reason why you cannot see any incoming packets on Win8 is because Micsosoft's raw sockets implementation is flawed. I recommend that you install WinPcap and then choose a "WinPcap" adapter in NetworkMiner's drop down menu instead of a "Socket" adapter.

    Details about the Windows Raw Sockets limitations
    Microsoft's newer operating systems (later than WinXP) have limitations associated with raw socket sniffing of external interfaces, i.e. everything that isn't localhost. Known limitations are:

    Windows 7 and Windows 8 - Can't capture incoming packets
    Windows Vista - Can't capture outgoing packets

    I have also tried to discuss this with Microsoft, but without success. You can find the Microsoft Technet thread here:


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