Applies To:
  • CitectSCADA 1.00 1.01 1.10 1.11 1.20 2.00 2.01 3.00

Question: I am setting up a network using Windows version 3.1 and the Novell NetBIOS emulator. I keep getting NetBIOS problems and crashes. What do I need to do to get this configuration running? 

We have had various problems with Novells NETBIOS emulator running under Windows version 3.x. Novells NETBIOS emulator was originally developed for the DOS operating system and is unstable under some conditions when running under Windows. Some of these problems are detailed in article Q1047.

Currently we don't recommend using Windows version 3.1 and the Novell NETBIOS emulator. You should upgrade to Windows for Workgroups version 3.11 and use either Microsoft IPX/SPX with NetBIOS or the Microsoft NetBEUI protocol. Windows for Workgroups protocols are true 32 bit protocol stacks which require no DOS memory and have been designed especially to run under Windows. These protocols are much more reliable and give higher performance than the older DOS based protocols.

See also Q1721 and Q1711 for problems associated with Windows for Workgroups and these protocols.