How do I change the Binding Order in
To change the Binding Order in Windows 2000:
Start / Settings / Control Panel.
click Network and Dial
On the Advanced menu, press Advanced Settings.
Select the adapter whose Binding Order you wish to change in the
Use the arrows on the right side of the Binding for
to order the protocols.
Notice how NWLink (IPX/SPX compatible protocol) places itself
on top of the
binding order! This something you don't want to keep if you're on a strictly
Windows 2000 network with some occasional NetWare access.
You can also disable specific protocols. For example, if you have 2
NICs and you don't need NWLink bound t
o the File and Print Service
you can un
check the check box next to that protocol under the
Note that when you do so, the File and Print Sharing (and the Client for
Microsoft Networks) services will have a gray check
box on the NIC's
This is to indicate that the specific service has some un
bound protocols. If all
protocols are bound to the service, the gray check
If you are prompted to restart, press Yes.