I am trying to setup two separate network connections, using two separate network cards, on a Windows XP computer. One connection will be for a TCP/IP Windows based network (with internet access) and the other will be for a NWLink IPX/SPX/NetBIOS, (DOS based) Novell type network.
I have installed both NICs but the problem I am having is that when both networks are connected at the same time, the TCP/IP Windows based network connects fine but the NWLink IPX/SPX network does not connect. However, if I unplug the cable of the TCP/IP Windows based network, then the NWLink IPX/SPX network connects fine.
I assume that the TCP/IP Windows connection is causing some kind of conflict somehow with the other connection and that is why it is not allowing it to connect.
I have tried disabling the NWLink IPX/SPX/NetBIOS protocol in the Connection Properties for the TCP/IP Windows connection and have also tried changing the Network Connection Bindings but it does not make any difference.
Would there be anything that I can try to troubleshoot where the issue is? Any help will be greatly appreciated.