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Using IPX protocol on a 5 vlan network

By donalconlon ·
Hello,
We have a Windows NT4 network spread over 5 local buildings and vlans. At the moment we use TCP/IP as the only protocol. My question is could the IPX or Nwlink protocols also be used over this setup. There is no access to the internet or any other network required. Thank you.

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by oskiller In reply to Using IPX protocol on a 5 ...

As long as you are routing and have the routers setup, you can do this. IPX is routable. The only disadvantage is, from my experience, is that IPX has a slightly larger overhead in terms of network bandwidth.

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by donalconlon In reply to Using IPX protocol on a 5 ...

Yes thank you

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Using IPX protocol on a 5 vlan network

by Some Guy in Seattle In reply to Using IPX protocol on a 5 ...

Agreed. IPX is a rather chatty protocol in that devices broadcast their services on the network to let other devices know what they have to offer. This does add to the network traffic load and tends to go up exponentially as the network gets larger.

On the other hand, there's no subnetting to worry about!

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