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Direct Cable Connection Speed

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My OS is Win98 on both machines, I'm using a serial cable connection from Laptop to desktop.  The speed seems very slow in transferring files (20 - 30 min for 2mg file).  Can I speed this up or am I stuck at that rate?  I'm using the desktop as the Host.
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You should use the parallel ports and cable if you want the fastest speed. However, since you already have the serial connection working, make sure you set each port to 115,200bps and try again.
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Thank-you...problem solved

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If you configured for serial, it should also be ready for parallel. You need a special cable(not just a parallel straight thru cable). The cable should be well worth the extra expense because of the extra speed gained.
Laplink is a program that works much better than either serial or parallel Direct Cable Connection. Laplink shows both computers Explorers on the same screen. You can just drag and drop files across from one computer to the other.

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