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Cannot Attach to NetWare Server After Installing WFWG 3.11

Article ID: 106053

Article Last Modified on 10/15/1999


  • Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11

This article was previously published under Q106053


When the frame type being used on your Novell NetWare server does not correspond with the frame type specified in the NET.CFG file, you cannot attach to the NetWare server after you install Windows for Workgroups 3.11. This problem occurs only if you are running the Novell ODI drivers.


The Windows for Workgroups Setup program may change the default frame type for IPXODI in the NET.CFG file. IPXODI defaults to the first frame type listed in the Link Driver section of the NET.CFG unless the frame type is specified on a PROTOCOL line.


To correct this situation, use one of the following methods:

  • Add a PROTOCOL line to the NET.CFG file with the appropriate frame type specified as follows:

    1. Open the NET.CFG file in a text editor (such as Microsoft Windows Notepad).
    2. Add the PROTOCOL line under the Link Driver section:

                Link Driver <MLID>
                   Frame Ethernet_802.3
                   Frame Ethernet_802.2
                   Frame Ethernet_II
                   Frame Ethernet_SNAP
                   Protocol IPX E0 Ethernet_802.2

      (this last line was added)

  • Change the order of the frame types to specify the server's frame type first. For example, if the server is set up to use the Ethernet_802.2 frame type, you would do as follows:

    1. Open the NET.CFG file in a text editor (such as Notepad).

      Move the required frame type to the beginning of the Link Driver section:

               Link Driver <MLID>
                   Frame Ethernet_802.2    (this line was moved up one line)
                   Frame Ethernet_802.3
                   Frame Ethernet_II
                   Frame Ethernet_SNAP

Additional query words: 3.11 file server not found frametype

Keywords: KB106053