Re: Problems with CuSeeme (Win95) addresses.

Bill Woodland (
Tue, 22 Jul 1997 23:29:17 -0500

At 08:54 PM 7/22/97 -0400, George Entzminger, Jr. wrote:
>I am running Win95 with the latest version of Cornell CuSeeme. I am using
>microsoft's built in Dial-Up-Networking and I have one ethernet card in my
>machine for a private LAN. The ethernet is using TCP/IP for communication
>with a local Unix box. I have assigned arbitrary private lan addresses to
>my ethernet cards ( in the recognized range for such addresses ). The
>problem is that now when I try to use Cuseeme it picks up the address of=
>ethernet card as it's home address instead of the dynamically assigned
>address from my ISP and will not connect to any reflector. If I remove the
>ethernet TCP/IP stack it works fine. I have most of the latest updates=
>microsoft for Win95 dial-up-networking and it still doesn't work. Anyone
>have any ideas how to fix this problem?
>-- George

It seems a bit odd that I've seen several people asking about this...right
after I posted a workaround...oh well, here we go again:

>Several people have asked me how to deal with this problem, and I had yet
>to come up with a workable solution. John Golini of Los Gatos, CA sent me
>this info, which seems to be the easiest workaround for this particular
>problem. His instructions are for Windows NT, so it will be slightly
>different for Win95 users, but the basic idea should still work:
>>When you have both a dial-up network and a local network, there are two
>>different IP addresses for your system, one for your network adaptor and
>>one for the dial-up connection. CU-seeme v92b2 grabs the wrong one when=
>>starts up and fails to talk on the modem.
>>The work around is to do the following:
>>1. before starting cu-seeme connect the dial-up and note the IP address
>>using dial up network monitor/summary/details.
>>2. Go to control panel/network/protocols/tcp/ip protocol/properties and
>>change the specified IP address (of your network adaptor) to the dial-up=
>>address, press the APPLY button.
>>3. Start CU-seeme v92b2, it should get the dial-up IP address, DO NOT
>>4. Go back and change the network adaptor IP address back to what it was,
>>and exit with OK.
>>Now you can run until you have to re-start CU-seeme, or the connection
>>breaks and you have to dial in and get a different IP address.

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