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By BreeGisel ·
The Windows connection wizard, disconnects
the guest cpu at after login, what else is
required for file sharing from an HP to a
Compaq, in a home enviorment, beside a
parallel cable connected to the LPT1, and
file sharing is setup, but the guest cant
find the host cpu?

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by richard_barsby In reply to Direct Cable Connection

Hi you do not say if the cable you connected was a standard 1 to 1 parallel cable or not, but i believe that the cable is not 1 to 1, and is wired somewhat differently. I hope this gives you some clues.

Best Regards

R.K.Barsby

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by BreeGisel In reply to Direct Cable Connection

hello, thank you for your reply... yes
it is a parallel cable which i
mentioned, and can only be hooked up to
match the end plug. it is in the correct
place - LPT1. However, do i need to
specify a different port?

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by dcosgrove In reply to Direct Cable Connection

Needs to be null modem. I think they sell them in computer stores as "direct cable conection" cables or something very explanatory like that. Two nic cards might be about the same price and much faster and easier.

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by BreeGisel In reply to Direct Cable Connection

yes i have that cable connected, one
cpu has a ethernet card installed, the
other does not...do i need 2 cards
installed? thank you for your reply...

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by sbaltus In reply to Direct Cable Connection

You could go a couple of ways
1 you could setup a small network in your house this is easy all you need to do is get another NIC and a small hub once bothe computers are connected to the hub you have to install file and print sharing on both computers.once you do this you need to share a file. then open network neighborhood and you can see both computers.
2. use a null modem cable. this is way slower then the first way

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by BreeGisel In reply to Direct Cable Connection

thank you for your help! I was able to complete the task !

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by dcosgrove In reply to Direct Cable Connection

In answer to your question. You only need one in each machine, assuming that the existing card is not being used by a cable modem or something. You can put one in the other macine and connect the with a cross over cable (no hub needed). They are often color coded yellow but this is not always the case so be carefull if you go that route.

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by BreeGisel In reply to Direct Cable Connection

thank you for your help! i was able to complete the task at hand!

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by BreeGisel In reply to Direct Cable Connection

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