How do I change the Binding Order in Windows 2000?

loyalsockvillemobNetworking and Communications

Oct 27, 2013 (4 years and 8 months ago)


How do I change the Binding Order in
Windows 2000?

To change the Binding Order in Windows 2000:


Start / Settings / Control Panel.


click Network and Dial
up Connections.


On the Advanced menu, press Advanced Settings.


Select the adapter whose Binding Order you wish to change in the
Connections box.


Use the arrows on the right side of the Binding for
<Adapter Name>
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
specific service.

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
properties box.

This is to indicate that the specific service has some un
bound protocols. If all
protocols are bound to the service, the gray check
box disappears.


Press OK.


If you are prompted to restart, press Yes.