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Wireshark-users: Re: [Wireshark-users] Replace NIC drivers?

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From: Zeeple <zeeple@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2007 14:41:53 -0700
This is excellent. Thanks for the quick response!

On 8/30/07, Guy Harris <guy@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Zeeple wrote:
> Does anyone know what happens when ws is installed in terms of the
> existing nic driver?  Is it replaced?  Is it modified?

No, and no.

The answer to "Is it left alone?" is "yes".

Wireshark will install WinPcap, but that doesn't replace existing
network adapter drivers, either.  It does install a driver, but that's
not a network adapter driver, it's a driver that plugs into the same
framework that network adapter drivers plug into (NDIS), so that
WinPcap's driver can connect to the network adapter and receive packets
from it.
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