Using 3COM 3+Share NB.COM and MSREDIR.EXE (89725)

The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 5.0
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 5.0a
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.0
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.2
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.21
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.22

This article was previously published under Q89725


The 3COM 3+Share network redirector NB.COM version 1.6 causes the network to stop when you upgrade the file MSREDIR.EXE with REDIR.2X_ supplied with the MS-DOS 5 Upgrade or the MS-DOS 6 Supplemental Disks.


According to page 22 of the MS-DOS 5 Upgrade "Getting Started" manual and the NETWORKS.TXT file supplied with MS-DOS 6 Upgrade and MS-DOS 6.2 Upgrade, 3COM 3+Share network requires an updated redirector, REDIR.2X_, that comes with the MS-DOS 5 Upgrade. This file is also available in the MS-DOS 6 Supplemental Disks, and the MS-DOS 6.2 Supplemental Disks.

Because 3COM 3+Share NB.COM needs to use the same version as MSREDIR.EXE, attempting to use the expanded REDIR.2X_ with NB.COM causes the network to stop.


Obtain an updated NB.COM from 3COM, or update your 3+Share network software. Contact 3COM for more information.

The product included here, 3COM 3+Share, is manufactured by a vendor independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding this product's performance or reliability.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 5/12/2003
Keywords: KB89725