Step by step Instructions/Downloads for Windows XP Users

 

Instructions/Downloads for Windows XP Users

Mike's Guide to Airsnort on Windows XP

  1. Airopeek Demo
    You'll install this to make sure your type of Wireless Card is supported; if it works with Airopeek it will work with Airsnort. Go through the installation process and continue on.

  2. Airsnort 0.2.7e
    This is the most recent version of Airsnort in its binary format. It's Tar Gzipped so you'll need a program to extract it, which is what the next program is for.

  3. WinRAR 3.42
    WinRar will help you extract the Airsnort file to a directory on your harddrive. Download this trial copy, install it, and then use it to extract Airsnort to a directory on your harddrive. I put Airsnort in this directory (C:\Program Files\airsnort-0.2.7e\).

  4. GTK + 2.4.14
    A supporting package needed by Airsnort. Download and unzip it to your harddrive. I put it here: (c:\Program Files\airsnort-0.2.7e\gtk+-2.4.14).

  5. Glib 2.4.7
    A supporting package needed by Airsnort. Download and unzip it to your harddrive. I put it here: (c:\Program Files\airsnort-0.2.7e\glib-2.4.7).

  6. Pango 1.4.1
    A supporting package needed by Airsnort. Download and unzip it to your harddrive. I put it here: (c:\Program Files\airsnort-0.2.7e\pango-1.4.1).

  7. ATK 1.8.0
    A supporting package needed by Airsnort. Download and unzip it to your harddrive. I put it here: (c:\Program Files\airsnort-0.2.7e\atk-1.8.0).

  8. Realtek RTL8180 Driver
    This link is for my driver (Belkin PCMCIA & D-Link PCI Cards), but to install a different driver to work with Airopeek, download your driver from Airopeek that is matched to your Wireless card manufacturer and model. Here is their support section for other cards.

    Now to get this driver from Airopeek to work, goto your windows driver system directory (c:\windows\system32\drivers) and create a copy of your current Ethernet card Driver for a backup.

    Then rename the new driver you just downloaded from Airopeek as the same name of your current Ethernet card driver. You can find this by going to your hardware Device Manager and looking up the current driver name and location.

    Then copy that new file into the driver directory replacing the current driver. Since you've made a backup, if any goes wrong you can restore the copy. Reboot your computer for the new driver to take effect. The reason we have to 'trick' the computer in this way is because Windows for some dumb reason doesn't want you to be able to change what driver your hardware uses at will.

    Airopeek should now work if it's going to with your card. Otherwise consider buying a compatible wireless card.

  9. Add Airsnort's bin directory, along with the bin directories of all its supporting packages to your windows path. You can do that by typing "path" at the command prompt and paste in the path you would like to add, or you can change this under My Computer in your Advanced Tab, Environmental Variables, Path.

    Mine looks like this because I put Airsnort and it's associated files under the Program Files directory.

    %SystemRoot%\system32;%SystemRoot%;%SystemRoot%\System32\Wbem;C:\Program Files\airsnort-0.2.7e\bin;C:\Program Files\airsnort-0.2.7e\atk-1.8.0\bin;C:\Program Files\airsnort-0.2.7e\glib-2.4.7\bin;C:\Program Files\airsnort-0.2.7e\gtk+-2.4.14\bin;C:\Program Files\airsnort-0.2.7e\pango-1.4.1\bin

  10. Copy the Peek5.sys and peek.dll from the Airopeek directory (C:\Program Files\WildPackets\AiroPeek Demo) to the Airsnort /bin directory. (C:\Program Files\airsnort-0.2.7e\bin)

    For some reason my copy of Airopeek would not work until I also downloaded two more DLL's, which I easily found on the internet. So we're going to just put the following in your Airsnort directory.

  11. Download iconv.dll to your Airsnort bin directory.

  12. Download intl.dll to your Airsnort bin directory.

  13. Now, if you've been able to get this far, just double click on the Airsnort icon and it should come up!





This walkthrough was written by Mike, you can email him at xenodata(at)yahoo.com.

Thanks for trying out Airsnort, and much props to the creators for writing this awesome program and porting it over to Winblows for the rest of us.       :)