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Help! Appletalk on NT driving me crazy

By Shanghai Sam ·
First, the background...

I'm a IT personnel administrating,in a media outfit, a network of 80 macs and 20 pcs. The network os is winnt 4.0

The Problem:
It all started late one rain storm night. When I got to the office the next day, I discovered that some systems; the pdc, a standalone server, and a mac had fried network cards. Small thing, I thought - these were replaced.

Later that day,a segment of the network (using macs in a seperate building) reported intermittent network connectivity. The appletalk zone would disappear (for a few minutes) and then appear again. In all, the time of n/w disruption was small - no more than 15 minutes but critical all the same. Also, it seemed to happen mostly in the evenings - around 7pm when there's a lot of n/w activity.

On the winnt server, which serves as the seed router, I noticed in the event viewer several warning messages all with the eventID 48 of a packet received on adapter '' that contained errors & is not being accepted.

When I tried to stop the appletalk in devices, I got the error message 1286. I invariably ended up disabling the service, restarting the server, and then starting appletalk - automatic clicked in startup - and finally restarting the server.

(what a burden!!)

After I did that, for a day, there were no complaints but the very next day, the same problem re-surfaced.

Checking in the event viewer, again, showed another eventid message, this time an error, eventid 26 that "an invalid AARPpacket was received on adapter.."

I do hope I have been explicit.

All ideas and suggestions would be appreciated.

You guys gotta help, before I lose all me hair!!!

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by dmammone In reply to Help! Appletalk on NT dr ...

Check this link on event ID 48:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q112842

Sounds like you may still have a faulty board...

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