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WinNT parallel cable file transfers

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Does WinNT have the capability to transfer files between systems using a parallel cable?  I've got a cable which I have used on Win95/98 to transfer files, but I don't see the Direct Cable Transfer utility on WinNT.
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by:Tim Holman
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You need to install RAS on the NT box in order to use the direct cable functionality.
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How do I install just RAS?  I loaded the WinNT install disk and I don't see RAS as a program I can Add/Remove.
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by:bigkeith
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you need to double click on My Computer and then dial up networking. It should step you through the process of installing RAS on your system
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With parallel port not, you can do it with serial cable and RAS, you have to install RAS, go to properties of Network Neighborhood - Services - Add - Remote Access Services and give it the path of i386, when it is configuring ask you for the modem configuration, instead of modem try with serial cable and configure the protocols to communicate, finally restart the PC, both PCs must have configured this.
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Does anyone know of a third party SW which will allow me to transfer files through the parallel port?
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by:Xces
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Buy serial cable is easiest than install a new software only for transfer files, just check the configuration of pines,

9-Pin NULL Modem Cabling

Remote host
serial port connector      Calling system
serial port connector      

Signal
3      2      Transmit Data
2      3      Receive Data
7      8      Request to Send
8      7      Clear to Send
6,1      4      Data Set Ready
5      5      Signal Ground
4      6,1      Data Terminal Ready
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by:Housenet
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FileLynx or FX is good, laplink95.
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by:cwirrgan
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Well, my need for this capability has passed.  The fact that NT is not readily capable of supporting the parallel cable transfer is the real answer I was wanting to confirm.
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