Direct cable connection

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?      
tjm123096Asked:
Who is Participating?

[Webinar] Streamline your web hosting managementRegister Today

x
 
stevea120897Connect With a Mentor Commented:
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.
0
 
tjm123096Author Commented:
Adjusted points to 300
0
 
hfcontrolCommented:
Are you connecting by paralell or serial port?
0
[Webinar] Kill tickets & tabs using PowerShell

Are you tired of cycling through the same browser tabs everyday to close the same repetitive tickets? In this webinar JumpCloud will show how you can leverage RESTful APIs to build your own PowerShell modules to kill tickets & tabs using the PowerShell command Invoke-RestMethod.

 
BigMadDrongoCommented:
What happens if you upgrade your notebook or P100 to the later version of Win95?

BigMadDrongo
0
 
stevemillerCommented:
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.
0
 
tjm123096Author Commented:
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!
0
All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.