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Installation Direct-Cable Connection

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The installation starts from the "Control-Panel", "Add/Remove programs", tab: "Windows Setup":

If "Dial-Up Networking" is not yet installed and you did not select it in addition, you are reminded, that it is required, because "Direct-Cable Connection" is based on "Dial-Up Networking".

If the system requests a re-boot, do it.
Then start up DCC:

Because DCC was net yet configured, we have to do it now:

You need to select, which system becomes the "Host" (i.e. the Server, making a disk available) and which system the "Guest" (the Client for accessing the data on the other system). I continue here setting up the Host:
If the "Dial-Up Networking" was not yet configured, it will have to be done now (otherwise you can skip a few steps):

Once the additional files are read from the CD-ROM/floppies:

But before rebooting, lets check in the "Control-Panel" the "Network":

The network looks EXACTLY as after installing any other Network-adapter.
Adjust the network to eliminate unnecessary Clients and protocols, add on the "Host" the "File and Printer Sharing".
( If the system has in addition an Ethernet-board or a Modem for Dial-Up networking, additional Clients and protocols may still be defined, but make sure, that these 4 are defined for the DCC-networking)
If no Ethernet board is installed and you
like to use later the Network Neighborhood,
then you MUST now defined in the properties
of the "File and Print Sharing" explicitely,
that the "Browse Master" is ENABLED
(it is NOT sufficient to leave it on Automatic ! )
make sure, that you have a name for
your system, and that the
"Workgroup" is defined using the
SAME workgroup name on
the "Host" and "Guest".
Even more important:
The Computer name
MUST BE DIFFERENT on the "Host" and the "Guest"!

You will be required to reboot after configuring the "Network" applet.

Start up again the DCC:

Define now, on which port (parallel or serial) you like to connect your cross-over cable.

We are done on the "Host", which is now waiting for an incoming connection from the "Guest":

Perform now the same setup on the "Guest" system, but define its job as "Guest":


Configuration Direct-Cable Connection

Now we are ready to actually use the DCC:

Usage of Direct-Cable Connection

Note: there is a special setup for using a Direct-Cable Connection to share an Internet Connection.

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