Microsoft KB Archive/169984
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
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