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7 Downloads Setting up a Direct Cable Connection (DCC) Under Windows
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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
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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)

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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,

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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

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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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