Skip to content
A TCP packet diverter for Windows platform
Branch: master
Clone or download
Fetching latest commit…
Cannot retrieve the latest commit at this time.
Type Name Latest commit message Commit time
Failed to load latest commit information.
compiled_binaries Initial commit Jun 29, 2016
source Initial commit Jun 29, 2016
LICENSE Typo Jun 29, 2016


Author: Arno0x0x - @Arno0x0x

This program is a fork of hwfwpass and simply proposes a slight modification in the way it runs. I made this fork to fit my specific needs which required a slight rewriting of the initial hwfwpass code.

DivertTCPconn relies on the windivert library and must be run with administrator rights on a Windows system of any kind.

What 'divertTCPconn' does

DivertTCPconn captures TCP incoming traffic on any network interface and, based on the TCP destination port, diverts the traffic to another local TCP port.

[WARNING]: divertTCPconn only works on TCP connection

Example: To divert incoming traffic initially aimed at port TCP-80 to another TCP port, for instance 8080:

c:\> divertTCPconn 80 8080

In which circumstances can it be useful

You can use this trick in a few situations:

  1. When certain local firewalls (eg: ZenWorks) blocks traffic to TCP port (eg: 445), divertTCPconn captures traffic before it reaches the local firewall and can then be redirected to another local port of your choice
  2. When a local service is already running on the local machine and is listening on a port you want to use (because, say it's the only port opened through another firewall you need to pass traffic through),divertTCPconn captures the traffic before the actual service and can then be redirected to another local port of your choice
  3. To screw things up like redirecting SSH or RDP traffic to a dumb port :-)


divertTCPconn original_dstport new_dstport [disablechecksum] [debug]


c:\> divertTCPconn 445 8445 

c:\> divertTCPconn 8081 2020 disablechecksum debug

disablechecksum: when this parameter is set, it will disable the calculation of the TCP or IP checksums. It is useful when the network adapter driver does the checksum calculations (offload).

debug: print debug info on the screen about the original and modified traffic.

Release binary

The provided release binaries (compiled_binaries folder) should be good to go an any Windows system, they come along with the required DLL.

Compilation notes

In case you want to compile it by yourself, just open the Visual Studio solution file, it should compile straight away as all libs and dependencies are included.

You might want to update the WinDivert library:

  • Download most recent WinDivert lib from the official website
  • Update packages in windivert_32_lib or windivert_x64_lib directories
  • Copy the compiled windivert files (dll, sys) to the compiled divertTCPconn directory (32/64, debug/release)

Known problems, errors:

error: failed to open the WinDivert device (5)

Solution: Start the executable with administrator level privileges. Check if the DLL and SYS file is in the same directory.

error: msvcrxxx.dll is missing:

Solution: Download the corresponding Microsoft Visual Studio redistributable files, and either install it, or put the DLL's in the same directory where the divertTCPconn binary is.

  • msvcr110.dll -> Visual studio 2012
  • msvcr120.dll -> Visual studio 2013

Always install the same architecture (32/64 bit) of the DLL as it is the binary. Additional information: the windivert dll file has been compiled with VS2013, and divertTCPconn has been compiled with VS2015


  1. The bind shell should listen on the same interface where the service with original_dstport listens. The driver can't forward the traffic to the "non-existent" loopback interface.
  2. Only TCP traffic is supported at the moment.
You can’t perform that action at this time.