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direct cable connection (w2k and win95)

By bradsayers ·
Regarding the direct cable connection wizard.

I am unable to get this working. I go through the wizard (setting w2k as guest) and connect to the other computer (win 95 as host) I get prompted for a username and password on the w2k machine. There is only the administrator account and one other account (guest as well, which is enabled).

I have tried all these accounts and passwords but still getting this message:
error connecting to direct connection error message:
Error 691 access was denied becausea the username and or password was invalid on the domain.

Not sure what is happening here. It seems that I am being asked for a username/password to log onto the w2k station - but none of the passwords work.

On the win95 side Ihave set the direct cable connection to be the host with no password. When trying to connect the w2k machine to it, The windows 95 machine gets the message
Direct Cable connection
Status: Verifying username and pasword...
and sits there until the error 691 arrives on the w2k machine.

Has anyone ever done this? What am I missing here? Appreciate any help.

Brad......

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by dmiles In reply to direct cable connection ( ...

This error will appear if yoour Dial-up Networking is not configured properlly
See the following sites for solutions
1)http://members.tripod.com/paltech/error691
2)http://support.microsoft.com/
see microsoft knowledgebase article Q188120
3)www.windows-help.net

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by SyscoKid In reply to direct cable connection ( ...

3355 ? Windows 2000 prompts for User Name and Password when you use a Direct Cable connection to W9x?
When you connect Windows 2000 to Windows 9x via a Direct Cable connection, you are prompted for your User Name and Password, even if you enable the Guest account, configured with a null password? You receive:
Your credentials have failed remote network authentication. Enter a user name and password with access to the remote network domain.

It doesn't matter what you enter, Windows 2000 prompts you for your User Name, Password, and Domain Name, twice, and then issues Error 691: Access was denied because the username and/or password was invalid on the domain.

Even though you don't use password protection, and are NOT part of a domain, you still experience these messages?

To resolve this issue:

1. Right-click My Network Places, on the Windows 2000 computer, and press Properties.

2. Right-click the direct cable connection and press Properties.

3. On the Security tab, press Advanced.

4. Press Settings.

5. Select the Allow older MS-CHAP version for Windows 95 Servers check box and press OK and OK.

6. Close the Network and Dial-up Connections window.

Found at www.jsiinc.com/SUBG/TIP3300/rh3355.htm

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by mphoffar In reply to direct cable connection ( ...

The password it's looking for is what's associated with the guest account. Unfortunately, this is something you didn't choose. Easiest thing is to go into your computer management and reset that account to something you know.

As far as going from the 2000 to 95 machine, you'll want to enable remote administration in the passwords applet in the control panel. It will prompt you for a password. Enter whatever you need and this is what you'll use to connect this way.

Mark

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by maxwell edison In reply to direct cable connection ( ...

Hello Brad,

You could have a number of issues that need consideration. I would suggest that you cut and paste this link into your browser:

http://www.wown.com/j_helmig/dccmain.htm

(REMOVE SPACES from the pasted URL.)

It will take you to a web page dedicated to direct cable connections.

It's complete with explaination, instructions and illustrations for connecting a number of different operating systems by direct cable - including Windows 2000 and Windows 95.

Best of luck and have a great 2002!

Maxwell

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