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I have one PC with  Win98 (4.10.1998.6) and another with Win95 (4.00.1111). I have installed a "Host Direct cable connection between 2 PCs on COM2" on the '98 PC and the same , but "Guest ..." on the '95 PC. When I click 'listen' button on host, 'connect' button on guest, correctly connected the cable (run fine under DOS - with FX Link program) - after a while "trying/finding/waiting for guest/host"-message on the guest(95) I receive: "Host not found,  are the cables properly connected?" or something like that. After another seconds on the Host(98) I receive a speaker beep(the guest has no speaker - XT case) and some part of message under the "Connecting ..." text, but the dialog box don't expand and I can't read it (it is sure null-info). Can help installing 98 on the 95 PC?
There are no conflicts/! in the device managers of two PCs, on the host(98) the CD-ROM is shared.

PS/BTW - in near future I will re-build one XT/CGA (without case :) and I want to run Windows 3.00a on it (3.0 will run 100%)Is it possible to connect the Internet to 98 with modem, the 98 to the 95 with NICs, the 95 to the 3.0 with serial cable?
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by:khemicals
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i know the second part of your question is possible... however i do not know how to do it... i would just look for a resource on it on the net...

the first part of your question... make sure that the serial port is good on both of the computers.... it may work with the xlink program... but does it use the same type of cable that is needed by dcc.??
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Direct cable connection is very touchy. Sometimes it just won't work, especially between win95 versions in different language. Let's assume that this is not the problem. First, go into the network in the control panel, use Micosoft client as primary login, and make sure the protocol Ipx/Spx in enabled. Then make sure that the files are shared that you want to access. Restart the computer and then it might work. One suggestion is to go with PC Anywhere. It's easier to use and I know it will work.
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by:second
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The cable is good, the coms too. I have installed a IPX protocol on both computers. On the 95 PC in "Network properties" it is called "IPX/SPX protocol" and in 98 PC "IPX/SPX protocol --> Dial Up adapter" and "IPX/SPX protocol --> Dial Up adapter #2 MS VPN support". Is that "enabled"?
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by:second
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I have installed Win98 on the other PC, but it continues don't to work .........
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