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Last Updated On: 08/05/2004

Windows NT Networking

Configuring NWLink IPX/SPX Compatible Transport

NWLink is Microsoft's version of the IPX/SPX protocol developed by Novell. This protocol allows clients to communicate with NetWare servers, and is routable. The primary user-definable setting is the frame type. By default, the frame type is set to "Auto Detect". On certain networks, frame type may not be correctly detected, which prevents the computer from accessing the network. It may be necessary to adjust the frame type manually to Ethernet 802.3 or 802.2. Ethernet 802.2 is actually the newer frame type. All computers on the network should be running the same frame type.