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I've gone thru the wiki info. I have and use Wireshark no problem. I currently manually start the WinPcap driver (aka NPF), use Wireshark, and then manually stop the driver.

Is there a way to have this driver start automatically when I launch Wireshark? I read that this driver can be set to start when I turn on pc, but I don't need things running in the background.


asked 23 Jun '15, 14:29

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From command prompt, type the following....

sc config npf start= auto

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answered 23 Jun '15, 15:02

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Or see the answer from Kurt Knochner who previously answered this very same question.

The NPF driver isn't running

(23 Jun '15, 15:19) Rooster_50

If I enter in command prompt: sc config npf start= auto won't that automatically start the driver at pc startup?

I am looking for a way to automatically start the driver upon launching Wireshark.

(24 Jun '15, 18:42) sharksurf

I guess the only way you can get it to load the driver and start Wireshark at the same time would be to script it.

(24 Jun '15, 21:53) Rooster_50
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