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how can i add a loopback adapter in wireshark on Windows?

asked 2019-04-29 22:44:36 +0000

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updated 2019-04-30 07:39:51 +0000

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I need to add a loopback adapter.

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What OS?

And what do you mean by a "loopback adapter"?

Guy Harris gravatar imageGuy Harris ( 2019-04-29 22:52:15 +0000 )edit

On WIndows 10. For Microsoft Loopback adapter

Raghav gravatar imageRaghav ( 2019-04-29 22:59:43 +0000 )edit

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answered 2019-04-30 06:26:47 +0000

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If you install the current version of Wireshark (>= 3.0) you get the option to install npcap. This can provide you the loopback interface you're looking for.

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Basically I want to have the Microsoft loopback adapter with my own defined local IP address and udp port on which I want to read packets. Is this possible?

Raghav gravatar imageRaghav ( 2019-04-30 07:58:22 +0000 )edit

I doubt very much that the Microsoft Loopback Adapter is what you need. As @Jaap suggests, try installing npcap. Also, you can read more about loopback capturing on the Wireshark Loopback capture setup wiki page.

cmaynard gravatar imagecmaynard ( 2019-04-30 13:25:37 +0000 )edit

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