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
DirectParallel® Direct Cable Connection (DCC)
on Windows 95/98/2000/ME:
Due to the higher through-put, I am
using a "Direct Parallel (LPT1)"
Since the "New Connection Wizard"
is used for all kind of connections,
you will be asked whether to setup the
system to allow
"Incoming Virtual Private Network
This will be only required in very few,
very special network setups, but not
at home to just connect 2 systems to
please, select : "Do not allow Virtual
You can specify the users who can
connect to this computer.
Not everyone will be allowed to
use such a direct cable connection,
define the users allowed to connect.
The "New Connection Wizard"
displays the "Network Software":
Networking software allows this
computer to accept connections
from other kinds of computers".
please, select (single-click) the
"TCP/IP Protocol" and then display
(click on the button) the "Properties"
"Incoming TCP/IP Properties"
By default, callers using the Direct
Cable connection will be allowed to
access other systems on the network.
The Direct Cable connection will require TCP/IP addresses,
which can be
assigned via DHCP (from either a DHCP server on the network
Automatic IP Address generation from
the range 169.254.x.x).
Since I have no DHCP on my network,
and since my other systems use the
TCP/IP subnet 192.168.1.x, I specified
to use a range of IP-address.
Continue with OK, then NEXT.
You have now a new connection
It will show you, when the connection
is in use.