A DLC program may not receive multicast packets in Windows
95 using Microsoft's 32-bit Data Link Control protocol (MSDLC32).
MSDLC32 does not receive packets addressed to multicast
This issue is resolved by the following updated file for
Windows 95 and OSR2:
Dlc.vxd version 4.10.995 (dated 6/18/97) and later
To install this update, follow these steps:
- Download the Dlc32upd.exe file from the online service
listed below to an empty folder.
- In My Computer or Windows Explorer, double-click the
Dlc32upd.exe file you downloaded in step 1.
- Follow the instructions on the screen.
following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download
Download Dlc32upd.exe now
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information about how to download Microsoft Support files, click the following
article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most
current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file
was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help to
prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.
The following files are installed by
File name Version Date/Time Size Destination folder
Dlc.vxd 4.10.995 6/18/97 3:31p 237,470 Windows\System
For additional information about issues resolved by updates to
this component, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge
Windows 95 MSDLC32 Does Not Receive Broadcast Packets
Windows 95 MSDLC32 Does Not Receive Multicast Packets
Fatal Exception in DLC Running Program from NetWare
Availability of DLC Update for MSDLC32 Protocol
This issue is resolved in Microsoft Windows 98.
A multicast address is associated with a group of network
nodes or stations. Packets sent to a multicast address are expected to be
received by all stations on the network segment or ring that have the specified
multicast address registered.