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Unfortunately WinPcap doesn't offer a version of their installer that runs on Windows 8. Since WinPcap uses a kernel-mode driver to capture network packets, it seems like a very terrible idea to force Windows 8 to use the Windows Vista / 7 driver.

Is there a build anywhere that offers a Windows 8 compatible driver or is there an alternative program for Windows 8 that offers this capability?

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Surprising. There isn't any significant changes to the driver model to keep it from installing. . . – surfasb Oct 27 '11 at 8:11
Actually, a lot of drivers I used to install on the Developer Preview I have just selected the Windows 7 compatibility mode. It's just so that the drivers don't support Windows 8 through their configuration/signing, but I really think nearly nothing has changed to the driver architecture. Just try it, you can always just go to Safe Mode to remove it if it breaks... – Tom Wijsman Mar 3 '12 at 23:34
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Forcing WinPcap to use Windows 7 compatibility mode worked for me on Windows 8 x64 consumer preview.

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Seems to work for the Windows 8 x64 release preview as well, although a lot of outgoing IP headers are showing checksum errors. – Ian Oakes Jun 2 '12 at 23:27
Works for me too on Windows 8 RTM – GameScripting Aug 24 '12 at 20:31

Can you try Microsoft Network Monitor? However even here it supports upto Windows 7.

I would suggest installing Network Monitor or WinPcap in Windows 7 compatibility mode since Windows 8 driver model would be similar to Windows 7 driver model.

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(quick update) Microsoft Network Monitor works on Windows 8, no updates for WinPcap yet. – Adam Casey Dec 1 '11 at 17:48

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