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Support Bulletins Model Home Setting up a Direct Cable Connection (DCC) Under Windows 95 60 Support Bulletins Document ID:96030002 Detailed Specs Posted Date:05/01/98 User's Guide Last 05/01/98 Product Tour Updated: Select Another Operating Windows 95 Model System: Express View Category Windows Printer DistributionPublic Friendly Applicable Equium 5160D, 5200D, 5230D, 6200D, 6200M, Version Models: 6230D, 6260M Infinia 7130, 7160, 7161, 7200, 7202, 7230, 7231, 7260 Libretto 50CT Portege 300CT, 610CT, 620CT, 650CT, 660CDT Satellite 100CS, 110CS, 110CT, 200CDS, 305CDS Satellite Pro 400CDT, 410CDT, 410CS, 415CS, 420CDT, 430CDS, 440CDT, 440CDX, 430CDT, 420CDS, 400CS Tecra 500CDT, 500CS, 510CDT, 520CDT, 530CDT, 550CDT, 700CS, 700CT, 710CDT, 720CDT, 730CDT, 740CDT, 730XCDT Use of any software made available for download from this system constitutes your acceptance of the Export Control Terms and the terms in the Toshiba end-user license agreement both of which you can view before downloading any such software. Issue Setting up a Direct Cable Connection (DCC) Under Windows 95 Procedure The procedure for using a Parallel connection is described first, the procedure for the Serial port follows. Use Parallel or Serial but not both. First decide whether the connection will be Parallel (faster) or Serial (slower.) Parallel is recommended for speed but if the parallel port is in use with another device (printer, network, etc.) and the serial port is free, it may be used. Note solution survey

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that both computers must use serial or parallel, parallel on one computer and serial on the other will not work! If using the Parallel connection: Switch the printer port from ECP to Std Bi-Directional: Click Start/Programs/Toshiba Utilities/Hardware Setup/Hardware Options/Parallel/Printer. Then, click Start/Shut down/Restart the computer so that Windows 95 is configured for the port. PROCEDURES FOR HOST COMPUTER using PARALLEL PORT Set up Sharing Open Explorer, right click on the DRIVE C icon Click Sharing Select Shared As Name the drive DRIVE C or something similar Put a more extensive comment in the Comment box Set the Access Type, I use Depends on Password Enter different passwords in the Passwords box Duplicate these passwords during the password verification Click OK Set up Network ID for Host computer Open Start/Settings/Control Panel/Network/Configuration Client for Microsoft Networks must exist, if not, add it with the Add button Click File and Print sharing, check the

options you want to use Set Primary Network Logon to Client for Microsoft Networks Click the Identification tab, enter the following information Computer Name HOST_COMPUTER (or similar) Toshiba Support - Content... of 7 1/7/2005 11:02 PM 3

Workgroup WORKGROUP1 (or similar) Computer Description (I left this blank) PROCEDURES FOR GUEST COMPUTER using PARALLEL PORT Go Online With DCC Connect the systems with a data transfer parallel cable, used with Laplink, etc. Computer stores sell these for about $10 US Click Start/Programs/Accessories/Direct Cable Connection Look at the Settings area, it should say "Guest computer set up to connect to host using Parallel cable on LPT1" Click Change if the role for this computer is incorrect (Host/Guest) Select Host or Guest (Mutually exclusive, the other computer must be the one not chosen here.) Click Next Choose the port you want to use One choice must be Parallel cable on LPT1 (may use LPT2 or LPT3.) If no parallel port is visible click Install New Ports Highlight the Parallel cable on LPT entry Click Next Message says You have successfully set up

the guest computer Click Finish Status box appears Accessing Parallel cable on COMx Immediately go to the other (HOST) system: Click Start/Programs/Accessories/Direct Cable Connection Look at the Settings area, it should say "Guest computer set to connect to host using Parallel cable on LPT1" Click Change if the role for this computer is incorrect (Host/Guest)

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Select Host or Guest (Mutually exclusive, the other computer must be the one not chosen here.) Click Next Choose the port you want to use One choice must be Parallel cable on LPT1 (may use LPT2 or LPT3.) If no parallel port is visible click Install New Ports Highlight the Parallel cable on LPT entry Click Next Message says You have successfully set up the host computer Click Finish Status box appears Waiting to connect via Parallel cable on LPTx At this point the machines should be connecting with each other. FINISHED with Parallel Port Configuration PROCEDURES FOR HOST COMPUTER using SERIAL

PORT Check that other devices are not using the serial port: First, check to see that no other device is using the serial port (a serial mouse, for example:) Click Start/Settings/Control Panel/System/Properties/Device Manager/Ports (COM & LPT) and make sure a COM port has been configured to the serial port hardware; (it will probably be COM1:.) Check that a Serial mouse is not configured to use the same serial port as Direct Cable Connect. Click Start/Settings/Control Panel/System/Properties/Device Manager/Mouse Ensure there are no SERIAL mouse entries. PS/2 entries are OK, do not remove them If there are serial mice listed, click each serial mouse entry, click Remove When no more serial mice are listed, Toshiba Support - Content... of 7 1/7/2005 11:02 PM 5

click OK. Serial mice will interfere with the COM: port and a serial Direct Cable Connection Set up Sharing Open Explorer, right click on the DRIVE C icon Click Sharing Select Shared As Name the drive DRIVE C or something similar Put a more extensive comment in the Comment box Set the Access Type, I use Depends on Password

Enter different passwords in the Passwords box Duplicate these passwords during the password verification Click OK Set up Network ID for Host computer Open Start/Settings/Control Panel/Network/Configuration Client for Microsoft Networks must exist, if not, add it with the Add button Click File and Print sharing, check the options you want to use Set Primary Network Logon to Client for Microsoft Networks Click the Identification tab, enter the following information Computer Name HOST_COMPUTER (or similar) Workgroup WORKGROUP1 (or similar) Computer Description (I left this blank) PROCEDURES FOR GUEST COMPUTER using SERIAL PORT Go Online With DCC Connect the systems with a data transfer serial cable, used with Laplink, tc.

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Computer stores sell these for about $10 US Click Start/Programs/Accessories/Direct Cable Connection Look at the Settings area, it should say "Host computer set to listen on Serial cable on COM1"

Click Change if the role for this computer is incorrect (Host/Guest) Select Host or Guest (Mutually exclusive, the other computer must be the one not chosen here.) Click Next Choose the port you want to use One choice must be Serial cable on COM1:. If no Serial port is visible click Install New Ports Highlight the Serial cable on COM entry Click Next Message says You have successfully set up the guest computer Click Finish Status box appears Accessing Serial cable on COMx Immediately go to the other (HOST) system: Click Start/Programs/Accessories/Direct Cable Connection Look at the Settings area, it should say "Guest computer set to connect to host using Serial cable on COMx" Click Change if the role for this computer is incorrect (Host/Guest) Select Host or Guest (Mutually exclusive, the other computer must be the one not chosen here.) Click Next Choose the port you want to use One choice must be Serial cable on COM1 (may use COM2 or COM3.) If no parallel port is visible click Install New Ports Highlight the Parallel cable on COM entry Toshiba Support - Content... of 7 1/7/2005 11:02 PM 7

Click Next Message says You have successfully set up the guest computer Click Finish Status box appears Waiting to connect via Serial cable on COMx At this point the machines should be connecting with each other. Note: If this serial connection does not work after testing a few times, the cable may be mis-wired or the wrong type. If a null modem adapter is available, attach it to the serial cable at either end. Click Start/Programs/Accessories/Direct Cable Connection and try again.

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