DOS MS Net Client and Netware Client Coexisting

I've got a a couple disks that I use to boot the Netware client and the MS network client so that I can access the Netware and NT servers at the same time from DOS. The catch, though is that while I can get to any Netware server, I can only get to NT servers in a single segment. The MS network client is using Novell's IPX/SPX support drivers as its transport.  You do this by loading the Netware drivers and running the MS Client setup program which will detect and use Novell's IPX drivers instead of using the NIC's NDIS driver.

I'd like to be able to have these couple disks and be able to go anywhere in the network and easily access the NT and Novell servers using DOS without having to resort to TCP/IP.
ph0t0nikAsked:
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snimmagaCommented:
I am not sure how IPX/SPX will translate the Netbios names to their respective IPs.  You are able to get to NT servers on the same segment because you are able to visualize their NetBIOS names through B-Node messages.  If you want to resolve across the subnets, NetBIOS alone can't help you 'cuz it is non-routable.  TCP/IP is the only way out for this.  Try to use lmhosts if MS Network Client supports it.  
Good Luck..
Srini.

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snimmagaCommented:
Moreover, it has been proven time and again that there is a problem for DOS MS Net clients to get authenticated into an NT environment for a given Intel processor.  Especially if you are using IBM Token Ring NIC (compatible), then the IBMTOK.dos file doesnot bind properly bind with NIC if you are using Pentium 90 MHz chip.  Microsoft came up with a patched IBMTOK.DOS but I don't think it is working properly.  My best advice to you is to resort to WIN 3.11 WFW client software, if you can....
Good Luck...
Srini.

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ph0t0nikAuthor Commented:
silly nonroutable Netbios...

I suppose what I wanted to hear was a definite "only with TCP/IP" answer.

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