||From the Dial-Up
window, select to
"Make New Connection"
to start the Network
||Select to "Connect directly
to another computer"
||This seems to be somehow a
redundant question, since I selected
already to be a "Guest", to connect to
another computer in the last step,
so let's select again the role as "Guest"
||Select your connection via:
a Parallel cable on the
or a Serial cable on a COM-port
(since I have on my system a
modemon COM1, it is not an option
to be selected for a DCC connection)
||select, whether the connection
will be for all users or just the
current Windows 2000 user.
||Give your connection a name,
and you are almost done.
On clicking on "Finished",
the Connection box will pop up
immediately: do NOT yet connect,
please select Cancel.
||The Direct Cable connection is now
part of the "Network and Dial-up
Right-click on the DCC connection
and select from the context-menu
to view the "Properties"
some information is trivial, but
some is vital to review / modify.
displays the selected connection
(Parallel or serial port)
You can also select, whether to
display a connection icon in your
taskbar, once a connection is active
(which I highly recommend to do)
The default values work fine for me.
Note: It looks to me that the
"Idle time before hanging up"
does not matter at all, but see
details on that later.
This is a tricky page.
Try to use the defaults, but if
you are getting problems to
connect (like most probably on
connecting to a Win95/98
you may have to "play" with these
Direct cable connection works
best with NetBEUI protocol,
please add that by clicking on
the button "Install",
"Protocols" and then
If you like just to connect
2 systems and there is no need
for an Internet connection,
you should "Uninstall"
(or at least
un-check) TCP/IP protocol.
NetBEUI is simple, nothing to
configure in "Properties"
If you keep the TCP/IP protocol,
should verify the TCP/IP configuration
by first selecting it (single click) and
then selecting "Properties"
||For the DCC connection, the
system will need an IP-address.
If there is a DHCP-server on
network on the DCC-host, then
there is no need to change the
||You are ready to make your
DCC connection, double-click it:
to get your connection dialog.
Connection to Windows95/98.