Windows 2000 : Direct Cable Connection to Win95/98
After defining the Direct
Cable connection, we are ready to make
||From the Dial-Up
window, double-click your
||In the Connection
it does not matter, which username
you defined on connecting to a
Windows95/98/ME system (because these
systems have anyway no User database),
you can use any name.
However: the Password must match
the password defined on the
nothing or the password defined.
||You should see very quickly the
"verification of username and password"
||However, if you get the Error 721,
then either the Direct Connection cable
is not connected or the DCC host is not
||if you get this, than you have not been
able to connect due to a mismatch of
username (which does NOT matter on
connecting to a Windows95/98 system)
and the password, which must match the
password defined or NOT defined
||You also need to
make a change to
settings of your connection
(according to the Microsoft Knowledge
base article Q258299):
Select "Advanced (custom settings)"
and then click on the button "Settings"
||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
||If you get this error message,
then you did NOT enable on the
Windows95/98 DCC host
the Browse-Master (as part of the
||It should display as part of your
workgroup the Windows 9x
DCC host system, which you then
use to display the shared resources
and their content.
||you terminate the DCC connection by a
the taskbar icon, then "Disconnect"
or by a double-
click on the icon and using the "Disconnect"
in the Connection status window.