Microsoft KB Archive/171766
Err Msg: Could Not Connect to Multicast Channel
The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft NetShow
When you dial in to use NetShow with multicasting, the following error message occurs:
Could not connect to Multicast Channel
NOTE: Internally on the network, NetShow is working.
If you are dialing into a Remote Access Server (RAS), the error occurs because the RAS server currently does not support multicast. You need to dial into a device that supports multicast, for example a Terminal server like Ascend Max 4000.
If you are not dialing into a RAS server, check with your ISP to see if they support multicast.
- Every router between you and your server must also support multicast and be enabled for multicast.
- Multicast is great for reducing bandwidth on corporate networks; however, it is not quite ready for the Internet.
For additional information, please see the Multicast white paper at:
You can also refer to the following Internet sites for more information:
The third-party products discussed here are manufactured by vendors independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding these products' performance or reliability.
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Last Reviewed: May 16, 2000