when do non TCP/IP protocols interfere with network?
Posted on 2006-04-25
In another post, I had tried all the usual stuff to find out why a Win98 and WinME PCs were not connecting to WinXP pcs on a network.
Then at one point, I noticed that the ME and 98 pcs had the followng protocols, in addition to TCP/IP:
(Nwlink?) IPX/SPX something or other
Up to then, I had only been checking the network properties of the TCP/IP protocol.
(1) Is it possible that the other protocols were interferring with the network access? How do you check this?
(2) To rule this out -- when is it safe to remove the non TCP/IP protocols?
(3) Am I correct in assuming that different protocols get "dibs" on network adapters, via "binding order of network adapters"?