Choosing the proper protocol
Usually, when installing a new network board in
a Windows95 system and either have Win95 detect the new board or
by selecting it manually, Win95 installs immediately the
protocols "NetBEUI" and "IPX/SPX" and the Clients
for "Netware networks" and for "Microsoft
But when it comes to using the protocols, there a substantial
differences in it simplicity and complexity.
When connecting to a NOVELL-Netware server, IPX/SPX (or TCP/IP)
is the required protocol (a NOVELL-Netware server does NOT
support the Microsoft NetBEUI protocol).
When connecting to a Windows NT server or workstation, it could
be any protocol (NetBEUI, IPX/SPX or TCP/IP), depending on the
setup of that NT-system.
When connecting to another Windows95 system, which is configured
with "Microsoft File and Print Sharing", then it is
Microsoft's suggestion to use the "NetBEUI" protocol,
which is by far the most easy to setup and to configure.
To be exact: You need to configure NOTHING
on the NetBEUI-protocol !.
In a MS PC-to-PC configuration using NetBEUI, it is highly
advisable to delete the IPX/SPX protocol from the Network-control
applet in the "Control-panel", because it will only
take up memory, while doing nothing.