Need for Winpcap?

Jouni Malinen j
Fri Mar 16 23:05:36 PDT 2007

On Thu, Mar 15, 2007 at 01:03:00PM -0700, Jay wrote:
> I'm preparing to install the Windows build of
> wpa_supplicant, and noted the requirement of Winpcap.
> I was curious as to why this is necessary?

Windows XP does not include a supported interface for applications to
control driver and receive certain data packets. WinPcap is used to
provide these functions that are needed for WPA/WPA2 operations.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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