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Old 03-06-2006, 03:58 PM   #1
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Need to find an API for programming NetBEUI under Window


Hi -

I'm trying to get a Win32 .exe to communicate with a legacy DOS/Lantastic program over the network: with absolutely no luck.

LanTastic spoke an old protocol called "NetBIOS" (NetBEUI?); everything today all talks TCP/IP.

Microsoft VC++ claims to support NetBIOS with their "netapi32", but all I've been able to get it to do is talk NBT ("NetBIOS over TCP/IP", a hybrid protocol that the DOS PC does *not* understand!)

I'm willing to try any compiler and/or any library that might help. I've tried LanTastic (nee "Artisoft", now "Spartacom"); I've tried MSDN, I've tried Google.

Do any of *you* have any ideas?

Thanx in advance!
 
Old 03-06-2006, 05:46 PM   #2
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Hello,

have you installed BETBEUI on the win32 machine installed.
You can install it as a separate Prozocoll in networks.
Then try again.

Good luck

HTH
 
Old 03-06-2006, 08:37 PM   #3
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Thanx, Karpi. That was definitely a good suggestion, but unfortunately installing Microsoft's NetBEUI somehow breaks the ability to send/receive LanTastic datagrams.

I'm still investigating, but here are the results from running a DOS test (in a Win98 command prompt) with and without the NetBEUI protocol:
Code:
  With NetBEUI                   Without NetBEUI
Lana #   TX?  Error?            Lana #   TX?  Error?
------  ----  ------            ------  ----  ------
     0    NO  NO                     0   YES  NO
     6    NO  24: NRC_SABORT         7    NO  24: NRC_SABORT
     7    NO  19: NRC_ILLNN     1,2,3,... NO  35: NRC_BRIDGE
1,2,3...  NO  35: NRC_BRIDGE
Bottom line: I add NetBEUI, the DOS test stops working. I remove it, the test works again. Regardless of which LANA I use. And of course I can't get Win32 to work at all.

Sigh...

Any other suggestions????

Last edited by paulsm4; 03-06-2006 at 08:38 PM.
 
Old 03-07-2006, 09:23 AM   #4
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Hi,

I'm at the end of the road.
Have you asked for support at www.spartacom.com (The new home for LANtastic)

Sorry

HTH
 
  


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