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Author Topic: Network Adapter Detection Fails  (Read 10963 times)

britefire

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Network Adapter Detection Fails
« on: July 11, 2008, 03:56:15 PM »

On: XP SP2
Using:
URL Snooper v2.22.01
and
WinPcap Version 4.1.0.1237,

With: File> Advanced mode - checked,

Wether I run as User or Administrator,
when Auto Determine Network Adapter is clicked
I get the message:
Automatic network adapter detector:  Failed

With 'Auto Determine Network Adapter on Startup' unchecked
selecting either of the two Network Adapter choices
I get the same message.

My Ethernet Adapter is:
Linksys LNE100TX Fast Ethernet Adapter(LNE100TX v4).
This does not show up on the drop down list.

When I start snooping and then open pages in the web browser,
the status bar of url snooper shows
'Sniffing network traffic from WinPcap ADMtek...',
however, no URL results appear.

Any hope?

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Re: Network Adapter Detection Fails
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2008, 05:06:51 PM »
Hi britefire,

  • First, thank you for the detailed clear post.
  • Secondly, turn off automatic network adapter detection -- it's optional and only makes it harder to diagnose things when there is trouble.
  • Thrid, the key problem seemse clear which is that you know what your network card is, and you are saying that it clearly is not in the network adapter list.
I don't know why it wouldnt detect the Linksys LNE100TX -- in fact that card sounds very familiar to me like it might be the one i have.  searching the web seems to show that others with that card are using winpcap based programs without trouble so i don't see why it shoudn't show up.

SO,
i guess i have 3 suggestions to try to figure out what might be wrong:
  • 1) reboot, see if that helps
  • 2) perhaps try uninstalling the winpcap 4.1 beta (then reboot) and installing winpcap 4.0 maybe (http://www.winpcap.o.../install/default.htm) or even older (always rebooting after a new install), and see if that fixes it
  • 3) Try downloading another winpcap-based product and see if that finds your adapter (maybe winpdump - http://www.winpcap.o...indump/default.htm); you might even try this first because if another winpcap program finds your adapter and url snooper doesn't, then its a bug in url snooper which i would have to track down and fix immediately.

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Re: Network Adapter Detection Fails
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2008, 07:12:50 PM »
mouser, thanks for the links and the prompt response.

I installed winpdump
and got: listening on /device/NPF_GenericDialupAdapter

winDump 1.jpg


Then on opening webpages
I got the same result
ie no change in the .com file.

I uninstalled winpcap 4.1 beta ,
rebooted.
and installed winpcap 4.0.2.

Same result.

So it looks like winpcap just dosnt recognize my adapter?

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Re: Network Adapter Detection Fails
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2008, 07:18:38 PM »
mouser, thanks for the prompt response and the links.

I installed winpdump
and got:

listening on \Device\ GenericDialupAdapter
winDump 1.jpg

On opening web pages
no change in the .com file.

I uninstalled winpcap 4.1 beta ,
rebooted.
and installed winpcap 4.0.2.

Same result.

So it looks like winpcap just dosnt recognize my adapter?

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Re: Network Adapter Detection Fails
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2008, 07:20:54 PM »
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So it looks like winpcap just dosnt recognize my adapter?
it kind of looks that way.. but.. i don't know why it wouldnt since other people are using that same adapter with winpcap it seems..

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Re: Network Adapter Detection Fails
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2008, 05:43:30 PM »
Hi everyone,

I had almost the same problem, because my adapters list was empty and I couldn't find any adapter neither automatically nor manually.
Seeing your snapshots, you seem to use Windows Vista, just as me. So try this: right-click on the URL Snooper icon and choose "Run as administrator" (or something similar, I use Vista in Italian :) ). Enter your password if prompted.

This solved my problem, I hope it may work for you too.

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Re: Network Adapter Detection Fails
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2008, 04:12:19 PM »
Thanks, srrvlr,
but running as 'administrator'
doesn't work in this case.
« Last Edit: July 13, 2008, 04:13:57 PM by britefire »

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Re: Network Adapter Detection Fails
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2008, 11:40:16 PM »
I'm having the same issue.

It cannot autodetect the network adapter and the correct one is not even in the list to choose. I'm using Vista Home Premium and have tried having URL Snooper run with Admin privs & and in XP SP2 compatibility mode. Neither works.

Autodetect detects the following:
Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller
MS Tunnel Interface Driver
Microsoft
Microsoft (yes, listed a second time)

I'm using my wireless adapter for the internet and it shows in Device Manager as the following:
Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN

My other 'network adapters' that show in the Device Manager that are not detected are as follows:
Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
Bluetooth Device (RFCOMM Protocol TDI)

Hopefully this helps to track down the cause of problems on Vista. I am using the latest version on the download page for URL Snooper, with the version of WinPcap that is bundled with it, WinPcap_4_1_beta4.

EDIT: Ran WinDump and it looks like it might be WinPcap's problem, as WinDump doesn't detect the WiFi card either:

C:\Users\Xerxes321\Desktop>windump -D
1.\Device\NPF_{F2C70A13-8988-441F-B0BF-226CF4626C4B} (Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller)
2.\Device\NPF_{475AAFD1-557C-4618-B1E6-32ADDB7E7CB4} (MS Tunnel Interface Driver)
3.\Device\NPF_{540E2759-A438-4D0C-A192-E438702F2C28} (Microsoft)
4.\Device\NPF_{688F129A-5D06-41F9-A052-525CDD443723} (Microsoft)

I checked the Compatibility list for WinPcap at http://www.micro-log...inPcap/Supported.asp and others with Vista reported that the '4965AGN' didn't work for them either (http://www.micro-log...rdReport.asp?ID=3717). However, someone with XP SP2 reported that it works for them (http://www.micro-log...dReport.asp?ID=15413).
« Last Edit: July 23, 2008, 12:01:47 AM by Xerxes321 »

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Re: Network Adapter Detection Fails
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2008, 02:03:27 AM »
Xerxes321,

Thank you for the detailed and intelligent report.
Your test with windump is the critical piece of data, telling us that its the winpcap drivers that are failing to detect the adapter and that it's out of my hands.

There have been longstanding issues with intel adapters and winpcap, and i still cannot understand why the winpcap people (who otherwise seem so responsible), have never addressed this issue and explained it as far as i can tell.  I would love if someone could find out from them why there is this problem.

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Re: Network Adapter Detection Fails
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2008, 08:45:12 PM »

I'm using my wireless adapter for the internet and it shows in Device Manager as the following:
Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN




I have exactly the same wireless on my Gateway and have the same problem.... I even tried updating th driver (wich I actually found a newer onr for) without any difference


EDIT:  See http://www.donationc...ex.php?topic=13043.0

I disabled all network drivers but my wireless and deleted the SETTINGS.INI file for URLSNOOPER 
After restarting the URLSNOOPER program, it worked !

EDIT: The reported error in the thread above (index out of range) continues to occur tho .... not sure what triggeres the reoccurence...not every restart has the problem .... I have to continue to delete the SETTINGS.INI file from time to time (like each day).
Windows 7 SP1 (TM) Home Premium 64-bit .. Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8400 @ 2.26 GHz / 2.27 GHz .. 4GB RAM .. NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS .. Gateway P-7805u FX
« Last Edit: August 20, 2008, 06:52:49 PM by hpearce »