Microsoft KB Archive/169984

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Windows 95 Ne2000.sys Driver Does Not Support LAA


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Windows 95


The Ne2000.sys driver file included with Windows 95 does not support Locally Administered Addresses (LAA).


This issue is resolved by the following updated file for Windows 95 and OSR2, and later versions of this file:

   NE2000.SYS  version 4.00  dated 8/24/96 11:11am  17,168 bytes 


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Microsoft Windows 95 and OEM Service Release 2 (OSR2). An update to address this problem is now available, but is not fully regression tested and should be applied only to computers experiencing this specific problem. Unless you are severely impacted by this specific problem, Microsoft does not recommend implementing this update at this time. Contact Microsoft Technical Support for additional information about the availability of this update.

This issue is resolved in Microsoft Windows 98.


An LAA is set as a data string in the following registry key

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Class\Net\000<x>\ NetworkAddress

where <x> is the number of the network adapter.

For additional information about Windows 95 updates, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Q161020 Implementing Windows 95 Updates

Keywords : kbenv kbnetwork win95
Issue type : kbprb
Technology : kbWin95search kbWin95

Last Reviewed: December 15, 2000
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