Networking Help needed please!!!

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  1. The Green Bastard

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    I linked my old and new PCs with a Parallel cable. In the network creation menus, this is an option. How do I allow the 2 PCs to communicate???? I've tried almost everything and they won't communicate!
    Thanks for the help!
     
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    If you don't have a hub or switch, you probably want a crossover cable.
     
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    I'm using a male to male parallel cable used to program the illegal Satellite dish cards.....is that one of them?
     
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    If I'm not mistaken, a parallel cable is the opposite of a crossover cable. Why not just buy a crossover cable, it's not like ethernet cable is expensive.
     
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    I gotta go to walmart tomorrow---i'll check with them.
     
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    a parrallel cable is not a ethernet cable, its usually used for printers. As far as i remember i thought you used serial cables to connect to the satellite dish cards, but i really dont know much about them. You will also need a program to connect to the card (if your even connected to the right hardware).
     
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    I fixed it --- burned what I wanted to CD, and I'm done!
    Thanks!
     
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    :doh: I wasn't even thinking parallel port.
     
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    The parallel data transfer cables have been known as LapLink cables (if you have time on your hands like I did, you can build your own - I added LEDs to the 8 data pins and that was fun to watch transfers). They work on the same principle as a crossover cable. The send/receive wires are flipped at opposite ends. Under Win9x, you could add an additional service called something like "direct connect" and from there, you could configure it to use a parallel or serial cable. Not the fastest way to transfer data, but definitely functional.
     

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