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Win95 networking and DUN
djcarter May-16-00 07:25 PM

I have been having a problem where I have a peer to peer network setup and the file sharing works great. When I access the internet on one of the machines it appears to totally sever the network connections. The NIC does not have IP bound to it and the workstations are using netbeui. I have also tried this with IP and IPX bound to the NIC and it failed the same way. Should the NIC not come back to life after the DUN session has been cancelled?

Darrin Carter

1. RE: Win95 networking and DUN
lbyard May-16-00 08:48 PM
In response to message 0
Darrin, The NIC shouldn't die during the dial-up session if NetBEUI is bound to it and you donít have something in the browser security settings set to disconnect the PC from the LAN during the dial-up/browser session. Donít use IPX unless you need it for a Novell server or you have game that requires it. Larry

2. RE: Win95 networking and DUN
djcarter May-17-00 04:46 PM
In response to message 1
Hi Larry,

Thanks for your quick response!! Where would I check this setting for the browser? I'm unaware of any such setting. I know that this type of thing happens if you are on a Netware network using Client32 you will get a message telling you that the network resources will be unavailable but the session always comes back. This is a plain vanilla config with only the Microsoft client installed. Is there a reg hack??

Darrin Carter

3. RE: Win95 networking and DUN
djcarter May-17-00 04:47 PM
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Sorry I'm also using IE5....

4. RE: Win95 networking and DUN
lbyard May-17-00 06:58 PM
In response to message 3
Darrin, I was wrong or was thinking of an older IE or the problem with the Novell Client. I played with the security settings in IE 5 and could not duplicate your problem. I know of no registry hacks that would fix it. The only other thing I can think of is that you may have an IRQ conflict between the MODEM and network adapter, but I would think that would cause lock-ups, etc. and would make the network unusable at startup. The only other thing I can suggest is to remove all network components and reinstall them. I would be very interested in the solution if you find it. Larry

5. RE: Win95 networking and DUN
djcarter May-17-00 10:27 PM
In response to message 4
Hi Larry,

Thanks yet again!! I'm going to actually go to the clients site tomorrow and install a 3C509B NIC the existing is a 3c905B plug and play and I think that the issue is indeed an IRQ conflict. I let you know the outcome.

Darrin Carter

6. RE: Win95 networking and DUN
lbyard May-18-00 12:37 PM
In response to message 5
LAST EDITED ON May-18-00 AT 01:13 PM (GMT)

Darrin, Another possibilty... If the motherboard has the VIA MVP3 chipset (Socket 7 motherboard), you need to install the IRQ Routing Driver, which is part of the VIA 4-in-1 driver at http://www.viatech.com/drivers/index.htm. I have seen network adapter IRQ problems with Win 95 without the driver installed. Setting the CMOS for OS is PnP aware may also help. Larry

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