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I received a Dell notebook with WIndows XP pro. I have a novell 5.0 server running IPX only. I have several  XP workstations on the network that I have configured and are using the "Microsoft Novell client" without any problems. I cannot get the Dell notebook to log into the Novell server upon entering the proper tree and context it will sit for several minutes and report that it cannot authenticate to the server. I know its not the username as I can go to a workstation and login just fine. My setup is simple add the microsoft client for netware to the ethernet adapter properties and set the tree and context it should then work as my others do. Any ideas?? Many Thanks.
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Well, my first recommendation is that you NOT run the Micro$oft Client for NetWare - it is a deliberately-crippled piece of garbage-ware. Switch to NetWare Client 32, and you can get rid of IPX while you're at it. NetWare v5.x and later don't need IPX, works with IP very well. You can download NetWare Client 32 for free from http://support.novell.com

I would also check the framing type - do NOT allow Windoze to auto-select the frame type for IPX. Manually set it to whatever it needs to be.

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"Novell" is a company. "NetWare" is a network OS.
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But don't forget to load IP as a protocol on your Netware box... :-)
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Thanks. I corrected my own issue. I plugged the ethernet cable into a newer switch and all iswell. Not sure why the old switch would not see the Netware server with the new notebook but worked fine with other workstations but not going to spend the time on discovering the cause. Thanks for the suggestions.
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Hello?
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How do you add the IP protocol to the Netware box
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Go to the server (or Remote Console into it) and at the System Console screen (the one with the prompt made up of the server's name and ending with a ":", called the "colon prompt") enter --> inetcfg

You should go into the NetWare network configuration program - you may be prompted to allow it to copy stuff from AUTOEXEC.NCF; if so, let it. From here you can define new interfaces and protocol support and restart the communications sub-system without having to reboot the server.

Before you do that, have an a static IP in hand, know the netmask, default gateway and proper framing type.

NetWare will easily support both IPX and IP protocols, allowing you to migrate your clients from IPX to IP at your leisure. When migrating clients, be sure to remove IPX support from the client.

Note that in order for IP-based clients to see the server, you need to have the IETF-standard Service Location Protocol (SLP) running on the server. Normally, the SLP Service Agent loads automatically when IP support is enabled. You also need to load the SLP Directory Agent, which you do at the colon prompt by entering --> LOAD SLPDA

You'll need to put that LOAD statement somewhere in AUTOEXEC.NCF - at the end is fine.

You're running NetWare v5.x, so it supports SLP v1.0. The DA can run unscoped in v1.0, but when you upgrade to NetWare v6.x, it uses SLP v2.0, and you will have to create, in NDS, an SLP Scope object for the DA to use. Just something to keep in mind for the future.
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