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I have got a new P2 into which i installed an old Windows95. I could connect with my notebook 486 but not with my p100.  Then i installed a newer win 95 and now i can't connect to any of my other computers.  These connect with each other (and both have old W95) but not with P2:  Cables, ports and computers OK when in other use.  The question always "Is the other computer running? "  Where lies the snag?      
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by:tjm123096
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Adjusted points to 300
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by:hfcontrol
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Are you connecting by paralell or serial port?
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by:BigMadDrongo
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What happens if you upgrade your notebook or P100 to the later version of Win95?

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stevea120897 earned 900 total points
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The best way to transfer data between 2 machine is with 2 NICs and either a cross-over cable or a hub. I have seen so many problems with Direct Cable Connect, that I believe it is worth $50  to do it right.
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by:stevemiller
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I agree-- I too have not been successful with such DCC routines.  Simply get 2 NIC cards and a R45 Crossover Cable and setup a NETBUI system or something similar.
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by:tjm123096
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Certainly a workaround. It means that every time I take my portable out I'm going to have to plug in and out one more cable, what a drag, but as long as computers are not on an extern network like network connectiion to the internet so Norton Commander or like will have to do.  Just thought for a couple of years ago that not going to need NC ever more.  
Thanks anyway!
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