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WinPoET FAQs

Question
Can I buy a single end user license of WinPoET and MacPoET?

Answer
If you would like to buy a single End User License click here.
If you are a service provider and would like a quote contact us here.

Question
What operating systems does WinPoET work on?

Answer
WinPoET works on Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server.

Question
How to remove the IVasion PoET Adapter in Windows 95/98/ME?

Answer
Click the My Computer icon with your right mouse button, and then choose Properties

Click on the Hardware tab
Click the Device Manager button

Click the plus sign next to Network adapters so that its contents are shown
Click the iVasion PoET Adapter icon with your right mouse button, and then choose Uninstall

Click the OK button

Close the Device Manager window
Click the OK button

Problem
Error number: 0x80070725
Description: Incompatible version of the RPC stub

More Information:
This error is caused by an incompatible version of a DLL that was installed on the system, such as Oleaut32.dll, Olepro32.dll, Asycfilt.dll, or Stdole2.tlb. For example, version 3.50 of Oleaut32.dll is installed and used only by Windows XP and so causes this error if it is installed on a machine running any other operating system.

Answer
Following are possible resolutions for this issue. Choose the appropriate method based on your operating system:

Microsoft Office 2000 or an Office 2000 Component IS Installed on Your Computer

If you have Microsoft Office or an Office 2000 component installed, install the Office 2000 Service Release 1. You can use this solution for any operating system.

For information on what an Office 2000 Component is, refer to the Related Topics section of this article.

Microsoft Office 2000 or an Office 2000 Component IS NOT Installed on Your Computer

If you do not have Office 2000 or an Office 2000 component installed on your computer, download and install the mcrepair.exe tool. When it prompts you to overwrite newer files, make sure you click YES for each file. You can use this solution for any operating system.

Windows 98 or 95

On Windows 98 and 95, this error may be caused by a bad version of oleaut32.dll. To correct this problem, follow these directions to remove the old file and reinstall it.

Warning: This resolution requires you to modify your System folder. Modifications to the Windows system, if not done correctly, can cause serious problems to your system.

  1. Download to your Desktop, but do not run, the Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) file appropriate for your system.
    * Windows 98: dcom98.exe
    * Windows 95: dcom95.exe
  2. Select Start > Shutdown.
  3. Select Restart in MS-DOS mode.
  4. At the command prompt c:\WINDOWS, enter the following commands on separate lines as shown. Windows automatically restarts.CD c:\windows\system
    rename oleaut32.dll oleaut32.old
    exit
  5. Ignore the error message: “A required .DLL file, C:\windows\system\oleaut32.dll, was not found.” This error message appears because the file was renamed in step 4.
  6. Log in as you normally would.
  7. Double-click the file you downloaded to your Desktop in step 1. Click Yes to the dialog that opens. The dcom.exe file installs a new oleaut32.dll file.
  8. After DCOM has been installed, select Start > Restart.

If your computer fails to function properly after following the above instructions, you can restore your original oleaut32.dll file by doing the following:

  • Select Start > Shutdown.
  • Select Restart in MS-DOS mode.
  • At the command prompt c:\WINDOWS, enter the following commands on separate lines as shown. This restores the old oleaut32.dll file.CD c:\windows\system
    rename oleaut32.old oleaut32.dll
    exit
  • Windows automatically restarts. If it does not, select Start > Restart.

Problem
Hardware failure in port or attached device, RAS92

Solution
This error means that an essential WinPoET file has become corrupt.
To solve the problem, remove and then re-install both Communications and the iVasion PoET adapter.

Additional Comments:

Requires: Windows 95/98/ME/2000/XP CD-ROM or Cabinet (.CAB) files

  1. Go to Control Panel > Network
  2. Select the ‘iVasion PoET Adapter’ under the ‘network components’ list.
  3. Click ‘Remove’
  4. Click ‘OK’. If prompted to reboot now, click ‘No’.
  5. Go to Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs
  6. Click the ‘Windows Setup’ tab
  7. Uncheck the box next to ‘Communications’ in the ‘Components’ list
  8. Click the ‘OK’ button. If prompted for Windows OS CD insert it now, or point the installer to the location of the .CAB files on your hdd.
  9. Again, if prompted to reboot now choose ‘No’
  10. From the Start menu, choose to find > files or folders and search for ‘v*.386’ in the ‘Named’ field (make sure you ‘Look In’ C:).
  11. Select and Delete these files from the list of search results :
    Vip.386
    Vtcp.386
    Vtdi.386
    Vdhcp.386
    Vnbt.386
  12. Now go back to Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs
  13. Click on the ‘Windows Setup’ tab
  14. Check the box next to ‘Communications’
  15. Click ‘OK’, and choose ‘No’ when prompted to reboot.
  16. Go to Control Panel > Network
  17. Click the ‘Add’ button
  18. Select ‘Adapter’ from the list of network components that you can install.
  19. Choose ‘iVasion’ from the ‘Manufacturers’ list, and the corresponding adapter in the ‘Network Adapters’ list to the right of it.
  20. Click the ‘OK’ button to accept network changes.
  21. Select ‘Yes’ when prompted to reboot.