Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Npcap 0.01 call for test (2nd)
From: Jim Young <[email protected]>
Date: Sat, 18 Jul 2015 16:25:38 +0000
Hello Yang,

Two comments on all for 2nd test.

1 - Should the name of the newer package reflect that this is a different Npcap package from the 1st one?  The 2nd package is named identical to the 1st one of npcap-nmap-0.01.exe.  The newly downloaded one was saved by the browser as npcap-nmap-0.01(1).exe to avoid clobbering the 1st one still in the Download folder.

2 - After uninstalling WinPcap, but not rebooting, I started installing the newest Npcap package but the new install is hung at the step:  

Execute: "C:\Program Files\Npcpa\NPFInstall.exe" -il

I have not yet attempted to investigate nor interrupt the install process . 

Jim Y.

From: Yang Luo <[email protected]>
Reply-To: "[email protected]" <[email protected]>
Date: Saturday, July 18, 2015 8:13 AM
To: "[email protected]" <[email protected]>
Subject: [Wireshark-dev] Npcap 0.01 call for test (2nd)

Hi list,

Thanks for your tests for the first version Npcap, in this 2nd version, I have fixed several problems as following:
1) Npcap driver fails to start after system reboot.
2) Adapter name is not changed to "Npcap Loopback Adapter" on Win10.
3) BSoD caused by BAD_POOL_CALLER. I can't promise this BSoD is 100% fixed, but I have secured pool memory free function calls which may lead to BSoD. If this still occurs, please let me know.
4) Npcap now will try to capture WAN adapter packets, I only switched on this feature and it does not get tested, as I don't have a WAN adapter on hand. If this feature has caused problems, or you know how to simulate a WAN adapter for me to test, please tell me.

I have tested this version Npcap under Wireshark 1.12.6 x64, in Windows 7 x86, Windows 8.1 x64 and Windows Server 2016 TP2.

Notice: You need to try it under Win7 and later, and no need to change the installation options, just click the "Next"s. Npcap installed in "WinPcap Compatible Mode" is exclusive with WinPcap, so you must uninstall WinPcap first (installer will prompt you this).

The README is: