We use “Wireshark 1.0.6” in Windows Vista. I was trying to run this in Windows 7 x 64 bit environment and was getting the below error when the shortcut is launched.
"The NPF driver isn't running. You may have trouble capturing or listing interfaces."
Please let me know whether this is compatible with Windows 7 x64 bit environment.
asked 24 May '11, 07:34
retagged 25 May '11, 21:39
Wireshark 1.0.x shipped (note the past tense) with WinPcap 4.0.2. As Guy points out, WinPcap didn't officially support Windows 7 x64 until 4.1. You might try installing a newer release of WinPcap separately but you might run into additional problems. 64-bit Windows support was greatly improved in Wireshark 1.2 and has steadily improved since.
You should consider installing Wireshark 1.4 or the upcoming 1.6 release. As the Release Life Cycle page on the wiki points out, 1.0 reached end of life last year and 1.2 will reach EOL in a few weeks.
answered 24 May '11, 16:16
Gerald Combs ♦♦
First of all - is there any reason why you don't move to 1.2.x or 1.4.x?
Otherwise you should check in the windows services if the NPF service is installed and started, otherwise you are not allowed to capture network data unless starting Wireshark with administrative rights.
answered 24 May '11, 07:41
Try running Wireshark as administrator. That worked for me.
answered 03 Feb '12, 07:27