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Unstable connection or errors caused by ignoring LAN traffic

If you see a system crash, errors, other applications not working properly, or your network connection becomes unstable after activating the Ignore local traffic within the LAN option, this could be caused by the third-party driver package that NetWorx relies upon.

Using a different driver can fix this issue. For example, if you had chosen the TDI driver during NetWorx installation, try reinstalling the latest version of NetWorx and choose to install the WFP driver. If you had chosen the WFP driver, try installing the TDI driver instead. To do this:

  1. Backup your usage data and settings via Usage Reports – Backup.
  2. Exit and uninstall NetWorx.
  3. Reboot the computer.
  4. Install NetWorx again and choose the alternative driver during installation.
  5. Restore usage data and settings backed up in step 1.

If both these drivers cause the problem, but you require the "Ignore local traffic within the LAN" option to be enabled for excluding local traffic, please use the following workaround with WinPCap:

  1. Backup your usage data and settings via Usage Reports – Backup.
  2. Exit and uninstall NetWorx.
  3. Download and install WinPCap.
  4. Install the latest NetWorx version again, leaving the LAN Traffic Filtering Driver option unticked.
  5. When NetWorx starts, you should be able to choose one of your adapters prefixed with "Ignore LAN Traffic" from the drop-down list in the NetWorx settings.
  6. Restore usage data and settings backed up in step 1.

In this case NetWorx will be using the WinPCap driver and you shouldn't have any stability issues again.

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Category: NetWorx: technical questions and how-to

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