If you ever tried to have the famous Cain & Abel running on Windows 10, you may be unable to use it.
It will keep showing your network interface with 0.0.0.0 as IP address. Meaning you can’t scan the subnet looking for other computers.
Googling that issue, you will find some tutorials about fixing it, by forcing DNS prefix on the adapter (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Swk6hJ9oGM for example).
I think that this method don’t fix anything.
Anyhow, i came up with a workaround. Actually this issue is caused by WinPcap 4 not being compatible with Windows 10 (NDIS 5 VS NDIS 6). You may try to use alternative implementation of WinPcap like WinPcap 10 but for me, it didn’t worked.
I then removed the WinPcap version installed on my computer, and installed NPcap, selected during installation, the option to install it as WinPcap API compatible.
This solved the issue and Cain & Abel started working as expected.
You’are welcome 🙂 !
Can you link me the download? Whenever i went to the website i then clicked download and a sh*t ton of options popped up. How do i know which one i need?
Here you go : https://github.com/nmap/npcap/releases/download/v0.08-r6/npcap-0.08-r6.exe
Thanks! that showed me the NIC I needed. However, No when I scan I resolve zero hosts. I can run the same test on another machine and find at least a modem. Any tips? Thanks again. Great work.
I’ve done that but when I click “start/stop sniff” it says “Unable to open winpcap driver: the system cannot find the device specified”
Go to configure. Under sniffer tab select from the list, the one with your local IP address and click on OK. Then try to start sniffer.
i tried to install Npcap but then mid way during installation, i get an error message: “failed to extract packet.dll” … help please?
packet.dll errors happend to me when cain was still running while installing or uninstalling. Just make sure to close the program before installing Npcap
Hi I have an error saying “packet.dll” missing ?
NOT WORKING – Error: IOCTL BSSID_LIST failed
still showing network interface with 0.0.0.0 as IP address.
how do u uninstall winpcap
just downloaded cain n able…. win. defender classified it as HACKTOOL:win32/vigorf.A at a medium alert level and HACKTOOL:win32/cain also a medium alert level. not sure if this is a problem? or just windows defender freakin out.
Its fine, been using it for years, it only says that because it scans your network and you can use it to do some stuff to windows
it still says unable to open wincap driver any ideas why
Yes! This is working very well.. thanks
Thanks a lot! Worked for me 🙂
I followed the instructions and all went well until I reopened Cain and Abel, it did not see all of the 00.00 adapters but it didn’t see any. Is this because I am using wifi? If so, how can I solve this while continuing to use wifi and not ethernet? Thanks!
any chance we could possibly hop in a skype call ro something and anyone could help me? my skype is jmiller0129
Thanks! your solution worked.
I installed NPcap from official website, rebooted, nothing happened.
I re-ran the installer, and choose to reinstall, then it worked fine.
Glad to know this still works 🙂 !
Thanks for the information. I got can and abel to work…. 🙂
i installed NPcap but cain and abel ask for wincap 4.1.3 which is not supported by my windows10 so please help
Thanks, the video didn’t give the answer I’m looking for, but yours do
This worked for me. Thanks.