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By mzy ·
I have a problem here. There is a Compaq Presario 1200 Notebook, and another self-made computer. I am trying to connect them up by Direct Cable Connection, but there is somehow a problem, and I cannot do it! Both the parallel ports has been tested okay, they can print. But there is somehow something blocking them from connecting. Can someone help me?

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by tbradley In reply to Unable to connect

I hope you're not using a straight through parallel cable, as you would use with a PC and a printer switch box. You need a specially pinned cable.

What software are you trying to use to connect? PC anywhere, or ???

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by mzy In reply to Unable to connect

Thanks for the help anyway, but I am using a straight through parallel cable, with the Direct Cable Connection Utility.

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by ibrahim In reply to Unable to connect

First of all you will need a laplink cable and a direct cable connection software installed on both system. And last but not least check that both system used the same network protocol such as netbeui. Hope it will help.

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by mzy In reply to Unable to connect

Thanks for the help, I did all of these.

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by andre.mumford In reply to Unable to connect

Actually, I used to use interlink in the DOS days, but this was a specially pinned cabled, or Laplink (Serial). But with PC Anywhere today I believe you can use a standard Parallel cable to connect the two PC's

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by mzy In reply to Unable to connect

I tried it too, but no use... Still, thank you.

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by mzy In reply to Unable to connect

Point value changed by question poster.

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by kgosnell In reply to Unable to connect

If you are using the same version of Windows on both machines, and have connected them together, let Windows do the setup as you will simply cause a conflict if settings are written separately , once the setup is done on one it should tell you what ,and if, there is a setting needed on the other one in the help file or a popup, provided you have Windows 98SE

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by mzy In reply to Unable to connect

Both computers are Win 98SE, and they have auto-BIOS setup for LPT 1 port. They also have the same properties, as I have checked.

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by maxwell edison In reply to Unable to connect

Greetings,

You need to go to www.laplink.com, and get a copy of LapLink Gold 11.0.

It comes complete with software, cable and operating instructions.

Maxwell

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