Infrared File Transfer XP -> 98SE
Posted on 2004-10-23
A friend has received a Toshiba Portege 3440CT with Windows 98Se installed. Unfortunately, she does not have connectivity to a CD-ROM or Floppy, nor does she have drivers that allow me to make network connections or connect the desired CD-ROM, an HP 8200 Series CD-Writer (USB). This means, effectively, that I must attempt to get some software onto her machine without a removeable disk being attached, and no Ethernet.
I'm trying to set her machine up with access to the CD-ROM and a wireless PC-Card but I can't get anything onto her machine. I have, however, been able to connect the two machines via their IrDA ports (my machine is an HP Pavilion zd7160us running XP Home SP2).
I have attempted to send a file from the XP machine to the 98SE machine once the machines have connected successfully via the infrared ports but the attempted file transfer fails, saying that the data is invalid. The 98SE machine sees the connection (according to the IR Monitor) but makes no comment about the failed transfer. Do I need an FTP agent running on her machine? Command-line FTP is accessible but I don't know if I can set it up properly for the IR port - but possible through the virtual COMx or LPTx port that is created).
Is there something further that I need to configure on the 98SE machine to receive files (e.g., drivers for the CD-Rom and wireless card)?