What happened to direct cable connection in Windows XP?

What happened to direct cable connection in Windows XP?

Post by Bible Joh » Sun, 19 Feb 2006 08:36:40


I have managed to connect my Jornada to this XP machine as a guest. But in
order to do so I had to install Active Sync. Imagine I want to connect my
PDA to another XP machine as a guest but that PC lacks Active Sync. Before
there was a app called Direct Cable connection (which XP seems to lack or at
least is not installed by default).

If I were in such a situation how would I get the files from PPC to PC?
Imagine the following are lacking on the PC.

Bluetooth
SD/CF adaptor
Wifi or access to the Internet
Ethernet cables

So the only way to transfer files from point a to point B is via USB/Serial


John

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What happened to direct cable connection in Windows XP?

Post by Wesley Vog » Sun, 19 Feb 2006 08:50:02

HOW TO: Set Up a Direct Cable Connection Between Two Computers in Windows XP
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

[[A direct cable connection is a link between the input/output (I/O) ports
of two computers by using a single cable rather than a modem or other
interfacing device. In most cases, you make a direct cable connection with a
null modem cable. You can use a direct cable connection to transfer
information between the computers to exchange files, access resources, and
so on.]]
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How to Configure a Direct Cable Connection with Windows XP Home Edition
(PART 1)
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

8 parts with pictures!!
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How to Create a Direct Cable Connection
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

Cables That Are Compatible with Direct Cable Connection
http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ;en-us;310576

Unable to Connect Using Direct Cable Connection
http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ;en-us;310152

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
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What happened to direct cable connection in Windows XP?

Post by Bible Joh » Sun, 19 Feb 2006 09:53:16

Thanks that should help! I did not know XP could do this. I thought that
this feature phased away after 98.

I guess when I am on the road and I want my Jornada to speak with a desktop
I can do it this way instead of installing Active Sync or will this not
work?

Remember that my Jornada is like a mini laptop
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

IT has more features than a PocketPC.


John


--
1 Pet 3:15-But sanctify the Lord God[a] in your hearts, and always be ready
to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in
you, with meekness and fear
CERM-Church Education Resource Ministries
Founder and director
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
 
 
 

What happened to direct cable connection in Windows XP?

Post by Sven » Mon, 20 Feb 2006 13:06:18

If you absolutely have to you can get a terminal program for the PPC, and a
serial sync cable (which is a null modem cable) assuming your PPC supports
serial. You would use Hyperterminal on the PC. Easier way is to carry around
a USB card reader compatible with the cards your PPC uses.

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