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Windows 2000 Definition of Direct Cable Connection


for additional information:
See Parallel Technologies' Web Site for detailed information on
Windows 2000 DirectParallel
® DCC connections:
There are some very helpful Step-By-Step Setup Instructions for setting up
DirectParallel® Direct Cable Connection (DCC) on Windows 95/98/2000/ME:

The definition of a Direct Cable Connection is almost identical to the
definition of an Incoming Modem connection:

From the Dial-Up Connection
, select to
"Make New Connection"
to start the Network
Connection Wizard
Select to "Accept
Incoming connections
Select your connection via:
a Parallel cable on the Printer port
Or :

select your connection
via a COM-port using a
serial NULL-modem cable

For a serial connection, check
quickly the Properties of the
COM-port connection
The "port Speed" should
be set already to 115200
(make sure, that the connecting
system is configured for the
same speed !)
Select, whether to allow
"Virtual Private Connections
", which is usually
only activated when
connecting via a WAN or
via the Internet.
Like NT4, Users must be
defined (in User Manager)

and you need to give them
the permission to use the
incoming connection.
By default, the connection
will use TCP/IP protocol
(which is the default for
Windows 2000 networking)
and permission (within
their user permissions) to
access data on the disk
(File and Printer Sharing).

Direct cable connection works
best with NetBEUI protocol,
please add that by clicking on
the button "Install", selecting
"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.

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 the
network, then there is no need to
change the default settings.

If you have an Internet connection
defined, you can activate ICS
(Internet Connection Sharing)
which includes a DHCP-server,
which will then assign an IP-address
for your DCC-host.

Without a DHCP-server :

The system will need at
least 2 IP-addresses:
- 1 for your modem accepting
the incoming connection
- 1 for calling modem

By default, automatic IP
address assignment via DHCP
is selected.
If you do not have a DHCP-
server on your network, then
define yourself a range of
Done !

(although it looks like it,
you can NOT change the
name "Incoming Connections")
There is now a new
icon in your Connections

The system is read to accept an Incoming DCC Call, which could come from Windows95/98.

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