Should I Use Net BEUI?

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I learned that Net BEUI is an enhanced version of NetBios Protocol used for Windows Networking.

I would like to know what are the advantage and disadvantages of using Net BEUI and what does it have that NetBIOS don't have?

Any help will greatly be appreciated.

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Should I Use Net BEUI?


Dear friend

  • NetBEUI's advantages include: 
    1. Its small stack size, which is important for MS-DOS-based computers. 
    2. It's speed of data transfer on the network medium (probably the fastest possible protocol). 
    3. Its compatibility with all Microsoft-based networks. 
    4. For small LANs NetBEUI is blessing. 
  • The major disadvantages of NetBEUI are: 
    1. It doesn't support routing which is the only WAN-connectivity standard. 
    2. NetBEUI will work on Microsoft's networks only. Other networks cannot use this protocol. 
  • NetBEUI formalizes the frame format (or arrangement of information in a data transmission) that was not specified as part of NetBIOS.
  • NetBEUI is the best performance choice for communication within a single LAN. Because, like NetBIOS, it does not support the routing of messages to other networks.

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