Where can I download the Novell Netware client v 4.83?

I have a new Dell Inspiron 600m notebook/Win XP Pro and am attempting to connect to my Novell 5.0 server. I have installed the client v 4.90 am getting the "cannot find server" error message. (I have another notebook with Win XP Home that I purchased last year, installed whatever client version that was available at that time, and it worked like a *charm*!)

From everything I'm reading here, v 4.90 is just a problem with XP. Do you know where I can get v 4.83?? Would that be the best solution? Thanks for any advice!
npmathisAsked:
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PsiCopCommented:
Novell maintains an extensive online library of their products at --> http://support.novell.com/filefinder/
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PsiCopCommented:
The latest version of Client 32 is v4.90 SP 2, and can be downloaded at --> http://support.novell.com/filefinder/18193/index.html

Be sure to also get the Post-SP 2 "C" updates (http://support.novell.com/cgi-bin/search/searchtid.cgi?/2969850.htm).
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PsiCopCommented:
If, for some reason, you still want Client 32 v4.83, you can find it at --> http://support.novell.com/filefinder/14232/index.html

The latest version is v4.83 SP 3A, so don't forget the Post-SP 3 "A" updates --> http://support.novell.com/cgi-bin/search/searchtid.cgi?/2969354.htm
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PsiCopCommented:
Note that NetWare v5.0 is EOLed. The oldest supported version of NetWare is v5.1.

NetWare v5.x and later support both legacy IPX and modern TCP/IP for NCP (NetWare Core Protocol, the protocol used between NetWare Clients and a NetWare server) communications. Be sure that the NetWare v5.0 server you are trying to connect to supports the protocol you are using.

Also, if you are using TCP/IP for NCP, the default configuration of the laughable "firewall" that is turned on in XP SP2 will block NCP (port 524, IIRC).
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npmathisAuthor Commented:
I found and installed the Novel client 4.82, but I am getting the same error message: "The tree or server cannot be found. Choose a different tree or server. Would you still like to try to login to Windows?"

There is only one tree and one server. The Netware server supports TCP/IP because the other twelve workstations on my network are IP and connect without problems. The firewall on the laptop is disabled.

I can connect to the internet via our T1 with no problem, so apparently I am "connected," but the laptop is not "seeing" the Novell server.

I appreciate any guidance you can give!
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npmathisAuthor Commented:
Well... I was wrong. When I run CONFIG on our server, the Lan Protocal is IPX. As you can tell, I am not a network engineer; however, I am a fairly sophisticated user, but I am stumped on this!
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ShineOnCommented:
Are you sure IPX is the only protocol bound on the server?  Often, especially with 5.x, both protocols were bound.  

If you took the default settings instead of selecting a custom install, you have things loaded you don't need or want.  You should uninstall the client and reinstall it, selecting only one protocol, and unselecting any and all optional services that you do not have active in your NetWare environment.   If IPX is the only protocol on the server, make sure you change the Microsoft IPX protocol settings to indicate the frame type and IPX networik number, to match what is bound on the server - don't let it autoconfigure.  Leave the IPX internal network number at all zeros - this is only to be changed if your Windows PC will be providing NetWare services over IPX, which it should never do.
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npmathisAuthor Commented:
As far as I can tell, it's only IPX. I have installed/reinstalled/uninstalled every option available with client v 4.90. I also changed the IPX settings as suggested. Still no connection.
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ShineOnCommented:
You should not install any service that is not installed and configured on your network.  Don't install any of the ZEN pieces if ZEN isn't installed.  Do NOT install NMAS in an environment that does not have eDirectory 8.7x installed and NMAS configured.  Do NOT install NICI unless NICI is required - if you're not an Admin, don't install NICI.  Don't install NDPS unless you're using NDPS - and if your NDPS version is too old, the NDPS client that comes with 4.90 is too new anyway.  

To be safe, select IPX only, and unselect every other optional piece.  If NMAS has already been installed, it might not uninstall with an uninstall of the client - go to add/remove programs and uninstall it there if there is an entry for it.
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ShineOnCommented:
Oh, and also, for NetWare 4.0 and up - DO select NDS and NOT Bindery, and make sure the tree name is spelled right.
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npmathisAuthor Commented:
Thanks to PsiCop and ShineOn...especially ShineOn. I have been struggling with this for several days! Your answer was direct, specific, and simple.

For others who might need this info, I never did get the Novell Client version 4.83 to work. I installed 4.90 as per ShineOn's instruction, specifying the frame type and IPX network number to match what was bound on the server. After rebooting,  I clicked on the Advanced button on the Novell login screen to located the server, context, and tree.

**Thanks **

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ShineOnCommented:
You're quite welcome.  Come back any time.
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