Didier Stevens

Monday 5 November 2018

Quickpost: Using pcapy with Npcap on Windows

Filed under: Quickpost — Didier Stevens @ 0:00

I installed pcapy on a Windows machine, but importing in Python failed due to a missing DLL.

Process Monitor showed me what was missing: wpcap.dll, a WinPcap DLL:

The DLL was missing because I had installed Npcap (an alternative for WinPcap, that provides loopback packet capture).

This problem can be fixed by setting a toggle to install a WinPcap compatible API (e.g. wpcap.dll) during installation:


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