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I have two computers one new one old and I'm trying to transfer the larger files using the direct connection app incorperated with 98se between the two computers. Every time I atempt to do so which ever computer is the guest gives me a message that there is no connection. I'm using a new parallel cable to link them together and have no other money flow to purchace new equipment. Help please!
 

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I've never used a parallel cable, but I've used Direct
Connect with a "Null Modem Cable". It connects to
the serial ports, has two connectors on each end,
one DB9 (9 pin), one DB25 (25 pin), so it will connect
to either COM1 or COM2 on both computers.

They're not very expensive. :)
 

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Are you using a regular parallel cable or a null modem, a regular parallell won't work correctly because you will have your transfer pins on one wire and your recieve pins on another


Regular parallel Null Modem
Comp 1 XXTXXRXXX XXTXXRXXX
Comp 2 XXTXXRXXX XXRXXTXXX

T being Transfer, R being recieve, btw, thats just an example to convey they idea and not meant to be taken as how the pins actually are ordered. If I'm wrong about this anyone please feel free to put me in my place, I'm on here to learn as much as to help.
 

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You're describing the difference between a straight
serial cable and a null modem cable. Both use the
serial ports (com1 or com2).

A parallel cable uses the parallel (printer) LPT port...
 

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have you gotten it to work yet?? it is pretty simple, works similar to the null modem cable. only thing i remember is to make sure that you have ipx protocal installed on both.
 

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ipx/spx Some type of network protocal. I let some one that knows more explain it if you need it.
 
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