Thread: ME and XP
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Old 10th March, 2002, 01:32 PM
Aedan Aedan is offline
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Lemme get this straight....

ME doesn't ship with NBT (NetBIOS over TCP/IP)? That would be far preferable to NetBEUI.

I'ver never networked with NetBEUI, as it has some pretty fundimental problems.

It's completely non routable.
It's broadcast based (every computer on the network has to process the packets to find out if the packet is for them) Broadcasts also affect switches by forcing them to act as a hub for the broadcast.

The only positive point about NetBEUI is that it's so simplistic there's no set up for it.

Any views, thoughts and opinions are entirely my own. They don't necessarily represent those of my employer (BlackBerry).
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