NOTE: You, the customer, are solely responsible for data security.
WinBook strongly recommends that you perform a backup of all personal
data contained on your system prior to performing this procedure. Warning:
WinBook will NOT be held responsible for any data loss incurred during
WinBook does not support Direct Cable Connection or
any other form of networking. This is to be used as a guide to illustrate
how to do this.
- Install Direct Cable Connection. Go to Start, Settings,
Control Panel. Double Click on Add/Remove Programs and click Windows
Setup. Double click Communications and put a check in Direct Cable Connection.
- If dial-up networking is not installed, this will
display a prompt that is also needs to be installed. Click on Yes and
then click OK 2 times.
- It will copy files and will then prompt you to
provide computer and workgroup names. Click OK and enter your Computer
name and Workgroup name.
NOTE: Anything can be entered for the computer name and workgroup.
However, between the two computers you are trying to connect, the computer
names must be different and the workgroup must be the same.
- Click on close and the computer will prompt you
to restart. Click OK and restart the computer.
- When it comes back up, it will prompt you for a
user name and password.
NOTE: A user name and password need to be entered or you will
not be able to connect the two computers with Direct Cable Connection.
- If you do not want to be prompted for a password
anymore, type in a user name leaving password field blank and click
on OK. When it prompts to confirm the password, click on OK without
typing anything. This will make Windows 95 think a password is being
typed but will not prompt you to enter it on boot.
- When connecting two computers with Direct Cable
Connection, One computer needs to be set as the host and the other needs
to be set as the guest.
- The host is the computer that will share information
for the guest to see. Therefore, you need to have file sharing enabled.
Click with the right mouse button on the Network Neighborhood icon,
Go to properties, Click on File and Print Sharing and put a check in
"I want to be able to give others access to my files". After
changing network settings, you must restart.
- To share a folder, go to Windows explorer and right
click on the folder you want to share and click Sharing. Set the name
and access type that you want and click OK.
- To run Direct Cable Connection, Go to Start, Programs,
Accessories, Direct Cable Connection.
- Choose either host or guest for each computer.
- Choose the port you are connecting to. (LPT1 is
the Parallel Printer port and Com1 is usually the Serial port)
- Once you have both computers set up and connected,
you should be able to connect.
Here are a few other tips if you cant get
- Make sure the cable supports Bi-directional (Direct
Cable Connection). Most of the newer cables will say "Designed
for Windows 95 Direct Cable Connection".
- Make sure the port on the computer is bi-directional
(All WinBook notebooks are by default).
- Make sure you have typed the password in on both
computers for the windows logon.
- Direct Cable Connection requires IPX/SPX and NetBEUI
Protocols. Make sure that both protocols are bound to the Dial-up adapter
on both computers.
- Make sure the computer names are different and
the workgroup name is the same.
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