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Netcap.exe: Network Monitor Capture Utility

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This command-line tool allows a system administrator to monitor packets on a LAN and write the information to a log file. NetCap uses the Network Monitor Driver to sniff packets on the local segment that fit its filter criteria.


Corresponding UI

This tool provides a command-line interface for much of the functionality of NetMon.


NetCap helps you capture frames directly from the network traffic data stream and examine them. You can use this information to analyze ongoing patterns of use and diagnose specific network problems.

Frames (also known as packets) are packages of information transmitted as a single unit over a network. Every frame follows the same basic organization and contains the following:

System Requirements

The following are the system requirements for NetCap:

Files Required