> I tried to download necessary stuff to my pc (win95) in order to run
> But I couldn't make it work. I followed the instructions from your
> website. Could
> you enlighten me what else I need to do to make it work?
One thing you need to do is to tell us what it does instead of working. :-)
I.e., there are probably many different ways in which it could fail to
work, and the cause of the problem and the fix for the problem will be
different for the different ways in which it's failing. > I downloaded the following packages:
The instructions for that are on the WinPcap Web site; you first have to
run the "Packet95.exe" file, as per http://netgroup-serv.polito.it/winpcap/install/Default.htm
which says it's an auto-decompressing file. It will pop up a dialog box
to let you specify into which the files are to be unzipped; remember the
pathname of the directory it displays (or choose another directory and
remember that pathname). Then click "Unzip"; it should say it's
unzipped 3 files, then click "OK" on the "3 file(s) unzipped
successfully" dialog box, and click "Close" on the main dialog box.
The subsequent instructions can be found at http://netgroup-serv.polito.it/winpcap/install/help/95.htm
Follow those instructions; in step 4, you will specify the name of the
directory into which the files were extracted, from above.
NOTE: apparently you must use "old-style" 8.3 file names, not long file
names, here; when I ran the "Packet95.exe" on Windows 2000, the pathname
was an 8.3 file name, not the real long name for the directory in
question - always use the 8.3 name.
Step 6, at the end, says "At this point select OK and reboot the
machine.", with "reboot the machine" in boldface; rebooting the machine
is an important step, as the packet capture driver will *NOT* be
available to applications such as Ethereal until the machine is
rebooted! > ethereal-0.8.12-capture.zip
There's not much in the way of instructions on the Ethereal Web site
page at http://www.ethereal.com/distribution/win32/
The page at http://www.gimp.org/~tml/gimp/win32//downloads-20001023.html
gives instructions on how to install the GIMP - and its libraries -
using the "gimp-setup-20001023.zip" file. It's a Zip archive, so you'll
need an unzip program; it contains only one file, which you run, and
which will install GIMP.
The "gimp-dev-20001023.zip" stuff is, as far as I know, necessary only
if you plan to develop GIMP plugins, or other software using GTK+ and
GLib, e.g. if you plan to add new code to Ethereal. If you only want to
*run* Ethereal or the GIMP, I don't think it's necessary.
However, I don't know whether Ethereal works with the newer versions
(2000-10-23) of the GTK+/GLib libraries; you might want to consider
installing the 2000-08-05 versions instead, as Ethereal is built with
To do that, I would suggest making a directory "Ethereal" under
"C:\Program Files", and unzipping the "ethereal-0.8.12-capture.zip" and
"gtk-libs-20000805.zip" files into that directory. This will create an
"ethereal-0.8.12-capture" directory in the "Ethereal" directory; move
all the files from that directory to the "Ethereal" directory, and
remove the "ethereal-0.8.12-capture" directory.
You should now be able to run Ethereal from the "Program Files\Ethereal"
directory; creating a desktop shortcut that runs
"C:\Program Files\Ethereal\ethereal.exe" will let you launch Ethereal
from your desktop.