Article ID: 256213 - View products that this article applies to.
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IMPORTANT: This article contains information about modifying the registry. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256986/EN-US/ )Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
When you use a dial-up connection to connect to your Internet service provider (ISP), you may receive the following error message:
Check networking protocol connections...
TCP/IP CP reported CP Error 738: The server did not assign an address.
This behavior can occur if the Negotiate multi-link for single link connection option is enabled for the dial-up connection. This issue occurs because the client and server configurations are not compatible.
To resolve this issue:
260910The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/260910/EN-US/ )How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
Date Time Version Size File name ----------------------------------------------------------- 4/6/2001 02:58p 5.0.2195.3466 197,392 Rasppp.dll
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 3.
WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
The Negotiate multi-link for single link connections option is enabled by default in Windows 2000. You can also modify the registry to disable this option:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/235610/EN-US/ )Overview of Multilink and Bandwidth Allocation Protocol (BAP)