T/R NIC May Fail Windows Hardware Quality Lab (WHQL) Test

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SYMPTOMS
NDIS 4.0 token ring drivers that support PROMISCUOUS mode fail WindowsHardware Quality Lab (WHQL) certification tests.
CAUSE
Token Ring drivers that support the ReceivePackets paradigm reveal aproblem with Ndis.sys. When a packet that uses "group addressing" (forexample, broadcast) is received, and promiscuous mode is enabled on theadapter, NDIS fails to filter the packet causing invalid addresses to bereported to LLC.
RESOLUTION
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0 or Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
152734 How to Obtain the Latest Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack

STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Windows NT 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. This problem was first corrected in Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition Service Pack 4.
Properties

Article ID: 194322 - Last Review: 10/10/2013 22:32:13 - Revision: 2.1

  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
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