IPX and NetBIOS

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IPX and NetBIOS

Postby xDeathCon » 2017-11-23 @ 01:07

Well, I'm not quite sure where this should go... But since it has to do with playing DOS games over a network, I guess it goes here.

Anyway, I currently have 2 Windows 9x computers on my network. A Windows 95 and a Windows 98. I want to play DOS games over the network, and it seems like it would be fine. They both detect the protocol to use, and try to find the other player.

However, when I test with Duke Nukem 3D to see if it works, the Windows 98 uses IPX on socket 0x8849, while Windows 95 registers a NetBIOS game. They can't play with each other this way. I don't know what would be causing this. They both have exactly the same network protocols. The only difference is that Windows 95 has been here for longer, as I just had reinstalled Windows 98 on the one computer after getting it out of storage. The Windows 95 has the ability to use VPN, but it's not active. I don't know why this is happening, especially after removing the NetBIOS over IPX protocol from the Windows 95.
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Re: IPX and NetBIOS

Postby xDeathCon » 2017-11-23 @ 22:10

I believe I have fixed the issue by removing the IPX/SPX protocol from the computer. It was then able to detect NetBIOS and solved the problem.
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Re: IPX and NetBIOS

Postby BitWrangler » 2017-11-24 @ 02:05

9x networking always seems like that, swear it takes a hard reboot for settings changes to take sometimes.
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