Direct cable connection problems?
Posted on 1999-01-18
Scenario: Notebook PC (system "A") running Win98, desktop PC (system "B") running Win95. "B" is connected to the office LAN, using another PC running NT as the server. (if that matters?) I want to transfer some files from "A" to "B" using Direct Cable Connect. Have the parallel cable; ("Direct Cable Connection PC to PC File Transfer Cable" from Belkin), both computers have the IPX/SPC protocol enabled, both computers have the same workgroup name in the Identity tab under Networks.
Firing up "A" as host and "B" as guest, "A" apparently sees "B" try to login, since the DCC display changes from "Is the other computer running?" to "verifying…". "B" asks for the host computer name, and I enter it; the same name as shown in the Identity tab under Networks on "A". "B" then hesitates for awhile, then comes back with "can't find host computer".
What is the problem? Is there a trick to this that I'm not seeing?