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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The Author — Johannes Helmig

Dr.Johannes Helmig is working as Director, Technical Knowledge Management in the Belgium office of Gerber Technology where he is involved in Customer Service and internal training, with special interest in Networking.


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