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Connecting a WindowsXP machine to a Windows98 machine via Direct Cable Connection

Discussion in 'Networking' started by AtreideS, Nov 29, 2001.

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  1. AtreideS

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    Ok,
    Last night I just got my brand new Athlon XP 1500. Anway It's running WindowsXP. I have been trying all morning to connect it to my old laptop (running Windows 98) using Direct Cable Connection. The AthlonXP is the Host and the Laptop is the Guest. I can get both computers connected fine, BUT when I try to get the Laptop to view the AthlonXPs files it asks me for the name of the AthlonXP as well as a password. I type in the name of the PC (there is no password). I try clicking ok, but it tells me the passoword is incorrect. There is no passwords setup on the AthlonXP at all! Please help. Thanks.
     
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  3. B3gbie

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    XP is based on 2000, you need to set up the user on the laptop as a recognised user on the xp machine and give it the appropriate security privilidges.
     
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    Thanks for your help. I have fixed the problem. Thankyou very much. I simply changed the WinXP machine to the guest and made the Win98 machine the host, after doing this I changed a few settings ans whola! It was able to transfer files. Thanks
     
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    I changed a few settings ans whola! It was able to transfer files. Thanks
    please tell me how!
     
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    XP is based on 2000, you need to set up the user on the laptop as a recognised user on the xp machine and give it the appropriate security privilidges.

    How do I do it?
     
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  8. AtreideS

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    Hi daisydaddy,

    The trick was to make the Windows XP machine the Guest and the Windows 98 machine the Host. My original problem was because I was trying it the other way around.

    The following is from a guide I found using google: (http://www.cellarstoneindia.com/cable_pdf/DCC-Windows 95_98 to Windows XP.pdf ) It goes through step by step what you need to do. Sorry If I was a bit slow and responding to your problem too, if you look at the date on my post it was 02-Dec-2001, and I haven't been active on those forums since then. Anyway, good luck with it.
    Note: I also emailed the above post to you daisydaddy.
     
  9. daisysdaddy

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    Do I also need software to make a DCC connection?
     
  10. AtreideS

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    For Windows 98 you probably need to install DCC. To do that you simply put the Windows CD in the drive. Open up Add/Remove Programs, then to the Windows Files section, then you should be able to find it in there (maybe in a submenu), just tick the box and it will install it off the CD.

    Of course it might already be installed.
     
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