I have been trying to use a null modem cable (Belkin "Direct Cable Connection", "PC to PC File Transfer" cable, DB25 Male/Male Parallel) to get files from one Win98 pc to another Win98 pc.
I fire one up as the "Host".
I then fire the other up as the "Guest".
They verify username and password.
The host shows the status to be: "Connected via Parallel cable on LPT."
The guest continues to grind, then eventually displays "Direct Cable Connection was unable to display the shared folders of the host computer. To see the shared folders, type in the name of the host computer."
The name of the host computer is set up as "kj7ny".
I have tried "kj7ny", "\kj7ny", "\\kj7ny", "kj7ny\web" (a shared folder), "\\kj7ny\web".
I have shared folders on both pc's.
I have tried passworded and unpassworded.
No matter what I try, the connection fails with the message: "Cannot find the host computer."
What am I missing? (Besides usable Microsoft documentation).