IPX:Error loading protocol 0, error 254

by Johannes Helmig [Published on 11 July 1998 / Last Updated on 11 July 1998]

When you are using the Microsoft Client for NetWare Networks, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

* You receive the error message: "Error loading protocol 0, error 254"
* You are not prompted to log on to your preferred NetWare server when you start Windows 95.
* You are unable to connect to NetWare servers.
* You are unable to print to NetWare printers, causing the printers to go offline.
* You are unable to log on to NetWare servers using Dial-Up Networking.

You need to adjust 2 options of the IPX-protocol
(for full details on the background of these paramaters , see the Microsoft kwowledge Base article Q142489 under http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q142/4/89.asp):

In the Network-applet,
select the IPX/SPX-
protocol and display
the properties:
Tab: Advanced
"Maximum Connections"
(default is: Not Present)
change to: 16
Tab: Advanced
"Maximum Sockets"
(default is: Not Present)
change to: 32

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