Direct Cable Connection to Win95/98/ME
for additional information: See Parallel
Technologies' Web Site
for detailed information on Windows 2000
to Windows 95/98/ME DirectParallel®
DCC connections: There are some
very helpful Step-By-Step Setup Instructions for setting
DirectParallel® Direct Cable Connection (DCC)
on Windows 95/98/2000/ME:
Activate to "Allow older MS-CHAP
version for Windows95 server", then
You will have to agree with "YES"
to use this.
Once you passed the security check,
your system is registered on the network.
And then you should be connected
with the icon in your taskbar.
Double-click the icon in the taskbar
to display the Connection status,
showing the amount of data transferred
and allowing you to disconnect.
Select the tab: "Details"
to view the
connection details, like the IP-addresses
assigned to both the DCC host and the
This information is very helpful:
On my system, the connection is
terminated after a short time, if there is
no data transfer. On the connection
from Windows95/98 to Windows2000,
there is a similar problem, where Microsoft
suggest in Q261276 to
create a constant
flow of data by using a repeating PING
I open a Windows 2000 "Command
window and run the command:
"PING <dcc-host IP-address> -t",
where you get the DCC-host IP-address from
the Details report above. The option '-t'
keeps the PING command running until
aborted with Cntrl-C.
Now that you have a
connection, you like
to access the data on
the other system:
Use the "My Network Places"
on your desktop, then select
"Computers near Me".
Note the information at the
bottom of the window:
"displays computers in your
workgroup": The workgroup
name on both the DCC host
and Client MUST be the same !
Now, be patient, it can take a
MINUTE before you get an