direct cable connection: xp to windows 98

direct cable connection: xp to windows 98

Post by ZGVra2VyYm » Fri, 22 Oct 2004 07:37:02


I'm unable to establish a direct parallel cable connection between my laptop
running Windows XP Professional and my pc running Windows 98. I'm using a
25-pin male-to-male parallel cable on LPT1, both computers. I've installed
and activated the direct cable connection in W98, set the computer up as the
host and instructed it to listen on LPT1 for a guest computer connect. I've
then set up the direct cable connection in xp using the wizard. When I try
to access the pc/W98 from the laptop/xp, I get a message in xp saying "error
628: the connection was cancelled by the remote computer before it could be
completed". I get this same error whether I've activated the direct cable
connection on the pc/W98 or not, and whether I've even got the parallel cable
connected between the two computers or not. I have also gotten a 721 error.
Am I missing some basic networking requirement? Can XP talk to W98 directly
over a direct connection as-is, or do I need a networking protocol of some
kind between the operating systems? What do I need to do to establish the
connection?
 
 
 

direct cable connection: xp to windows 98

Post by QkFS » Fri, 22 Oct 2004 08:32:18

Try running Network Setup Wizard o the XP system. Choose the settings that
match your configuration.

You then should create the Network Setup Floppy Disk and run it on the 98
system.

This will work.

 
 
 

direct cable connection: xp to windows 98

Post by Jerr » Fri, 22 Oct 2004 13:21:23

You do not use a regular parallel cable to do what you're trying to do. You
must use what's known as a Laplink cable to connect two systems via the
parallel or serial ports.