LPT1 network between Win 98 and XP

  coolteentom 14:56 02 Apr 2004


I have made a network between a Windows 98 PC(using Direct Cable Connection), and a Windows XP Home Edition laptop (Using a network connection).

I can now successfully connect them, at 4MBPS, but nothing happens. The Guest (laptop) does not seem to know anything about the PC, except that it has a 'connected' icon on the taskbar, even though I have chosen some files on the PC as 'shared'.

Does anyone know how I can actually transfer files between them?

Thanks Tom.

  TomJerry 15:04 02 Apr 2004

I am not sure if XP support Direct Cable Connection?

If you just want to transfer file between PC, a usb datalink cable would be better option usb 1.1 one cost £5.63 click here usb 2.0 one (work with usb 1.1 as well) £9 click here

  coolteentom 15:07 02 Apr 2004

Thanks for your reply, TomJerry.

Does anyone know about anything I can do with the Parellel cable, otherwise I'll buy a USB one.



  TomJerry 15:40 02 Apr 2004

Just check XP help. It does support Direct Cable Connection.

Firewall software such as Zonealarm normally cost trouble for network. For Zonealarm, it should be installed after network is set up not before.

Have you checked bios to set parallel port mode as something like ECP because it need Bi-Directional support, print only need one direction.

  coolteentom 19:26 03 Apr 2004

I've tried disabling the firewalls, but there is no change. Also the parrallel port is set to 'ECP and EPP'.

  TomJerry 13:26 06 Apr 2004

In case you have not solved your problem, here is a web site provides useful network information click here

  coolteentom 18:08 10 Apr 2004

Thanks TomJerry, I checked out that website, and it had everything I needed.

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