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Installing WinPcap on Windows 8

I ran into a little issues while attempting to install Wireshark and Go Deep into my network. In the middle of the install I encountered issues where Wireshark would not capture traffic from my network adapters.

The cause of this is due to WinPcap not yet being fully compatible with Windows 8. Knowing this little fact I wanted to install it anyhow. To install WinPCap you must use compatibility mode and set compatibility for Windows 7 and continue with the install process.

You can also use the troubleshooter and install from the test area

From this point on you should be able to install Wireshark without any problems