UDP and ICMP raw socket packets aren’t working


I'm using Windows 8, and I can't seem to get UDP/ICMP raw socket packets to work - what can I do to fix this?


Note regarding PingPlotter: The following instructions currently apply to versions 4.12.0 and older.

Two things have to happen to get these packet types working - you have to be running as an administrator, and your firewall has to be configured to allow these packet types to return.

To run as an administrator - when launching PingPlotter, right click and select "Run as administrator." (This can be adjusted in your UAC settings if you're not a fan of having to click twice to run PingPlotter each time).

To set up a firewall rule that will allow these packets to return, you'll need to follow these steps:

If you find that any of the steps listed above aren't working as you'd expect - or if you need some help getting things configured - feel free to shoot us an email at support@pingplotter.com!

Article ID: 99
Created On: April 24, 2014
Last Updated On: August 23, 2016

Online URL: https://www.pingman.com/kb/article/udp-and-icmp-raw-socket-packets-aren-t-working-99.html