NWLink is the Microsoft implementation of the Internetwork Packet Exchange/Sequenced Packet Exchange (IPX/SPX) protocol used on NetWare networks. NWLink allows connectivity between Windows-based computers and NetWare networks running IPX/SPX. NWLink also provides network basic input/output system (NetBIOS) functionality and the Routing Information Protocol (RIP). NWLink supports connectivity between computers running Windows and computers running NetWare and compatible systems. You can also use NWLink as a protocol that connects Windows-based computers and computers running MS Client for DOS. *
* [Source: Microsoft Server System Knowledge Base Library]
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