Using a direct parallel cable connection in Win2000 and WinXP.
1. Open Network Connections.
2. Under Network Tasks, click Create a new connection, and then click Next.
3. Click "Set up an advanced connection", and then click Next.
4. Click "Connect directly to another computer", click Next, and then do one of the following:
a)If you want the computer to act as the host (this computer contains the information you need to access), click Host.
b)If you want this computer to act as the guest (this computer accesses information on another computer), click Guest, and then click Next.
5.In "Device for this connection", click "Direct Parallel (LPT1)" and then click Next.
6.Follow the remaining instructions in the Network Connection Wizard.