Internetwork Packet Exchange (IPX) is the protocol that is used on many Novell NetWare networks. This section explains how to integrate Network Connections into an IPX network.
The IPX/SPX protocol is not available on Windows XP 64-Bit Edition.
Support for NetWare and IPX
In Windows XP, Network Connections supports NetWare and IPX networks by including:
NWLink IPX/SPX/NetBIOS Compatible Transport Protocol, also known as NWLink, which is the Windows XP implementation of the IPX protocol.
Client Service for NetWare client component, which provides access to NetWare shared file and printer resources.
Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) IPX Configuration Protocol (IPXCP), which supports IPX over PPP for dial-up, virtual private network (VPN), and incoming connections. PPP connections use IPXCP, as defined in RFC 1552, "The PPP Internetwork Packet Exchange Control Protocol (IPXCP)," to configure PPP connections for IPX.
IPX addressing for remote clients
For incoming connections, you can configure IPX to:
Assign an automatically generated IPX network number to incoming clients.
Assign a specific IPX network number to incoming clients.
In both of these cases, the computer that supports the incoming connection ensures that the IPX network number or numbers that are being used for incoming clients are unique to the IPX network.
Assign the same network number to all incoming clients.
Allow incoming clients to request their own IPX network number.
For information about configuring a connection, see To configure a connection For information about configuring NWLink IPX/SPX/NetBIOS Compatible Transport Protocol, see To configure NWLink
To configure incoming connections to use IPX, see To configure an incoming connection to use IPX
Novell no longer supports IPX. It is recommended that you use TCP/IP for your remote access server.