Using Serial Cable Conection in Windows XP to map drives
Posted on 2006-06-06
Computer A is a Windows XP Professional on a work LAN of it's own that cannot be changed in any way. Computer B is a Windows XP Pro on it's own. I have set up a direct serial host/guest connection between the two which connects just fine.
However from here I do not want to map a drive so that a program on Computer A that periodically updates a file can do write it to the drive on Computer B. (Computer B is connected to the internet and can then send it up).
If I click "browse network places" I get an error saying network cannot be browsed, presumably because of security settings on Computer A, but who knows.
I would assume I could type RUN -> //computerb/shareddirectoryname and browse the filder, but I cannot even do that.
I have made computer b's group name the same as the group in computer a, even though they are not the same actual network group.
Am I missing something? Can this be done? If not is there a step-by-step guide to accomplish what I want some other way, which is to get a file from a non-internet LAN onto an internet-enabled LAN? I cannot use a file transfer program because the drive must be mapped so the program running on A can always write to it.