Microsoft KB Archive/175147

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Problem Registering Multicast Addresses with NDIS Miniports


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Windows 95
  • Microsoft Windows 95 OEM Service Release, version 1.0


When you try to use Network Device Interface Specification (NDIS) miniport network adapter drivers on a Windows 95-based computer, programs using multicast networking may be unable to register multiple multicast addresses for the network adapter.


This issue is resolved by the following updated file for Windows 95 and Windows 95 OEM Service Release 1 (OSR1), and later versions of this file:

   NDIS.VXD  version 4.00.1111  dated 8/24/96 11:11am  116,301 bytes 


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Microsoft Windows 95 and OEM Service Release 1. 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.


A multicast address is associated with a group of network nodes or stations. Packets sent to a multicast address are expected to be received by all stations on the network segment or ring that have the specified multicast address registered.

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

Q161020 Implementing Windows 95 Updates

Keywords : kbnetwork osr1 win95
Issue type :
Technology : kbWin95search kbOPKSearch kbWin95

Last Reviewed: December 17, 2000
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