how to install node-mongodb-native with nodejs in windows


I use nodejs and mongoose to save document to mongodb in windows in development, but I fail to connect to mongodb. My nodeunit test is always being blocked to the line mongoose.connect().

I found mongoose use node-mongodb-native. My question is:

  1. Do I need to do some special instructions to install node-mongodb-native in windows 7 (64-bit)?
  2. How to install node-mongodb-native in windows?
Problem courtesy of: Henry Leu


  1. Mongoose has a dependency on the npm package monogodb.
  2. If you look at the npm page for mongodb here,, you'll find the homepage form the package is
  3. That page is node-mongodb-native.

So, there's nothing you need to do special to get it, as doing

npm install mongoose

is enough to install the native package.

Solution courtesy of: WiredPrairie


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