Windows, Operating System, Security, Networking, Malware, Support, Forum, Help Site Check Our Facebook Page!
Notices
Networking (Hardware & Software) Post your Networking questions here. LAN, WAN, Internet Connectivity.


Register your FREE account to unlock additional features at WindowsBBS.com
   
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 9th November 2005   #1
Inactive
THREAD STARTER
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 158
Computer Experience:
intermediate
kenton Reputation Level

PC-to-PC direct connection


I need transfer data from one PC to another. The PC where files need be copied is not in LAN and have Windows-98.
I want use PC-to-PC direct connection using an Ethernet crossover cable, i.e. plug one end of the crossover cable to the one PC's network card socket and the other end to the another PC. What I need configure in PC where file need be copied? (purely for this task, not for connecting my machine to the corporate network). Is this way same as LAN connection, or this is another?

kenton is offline  

 

Register
to remove this ad.
 
 

Old 12th November 2005   #2
Inactive
 
Newt's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Concord, NC, USA
Posts: 10,978
Computer Experience:
*****
Newt Reputation LevelNewt Reputation Level

Sorry for the delay but I somehow missed this topic.

You set up just like you would for a workgroup style LAN since what you are creating is a mini-lan consisting of just the two PCs.

Newt is offline  

Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No
Old 17th November 2005   #3
Inactive
THREAD STARTER
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 158
Computer Experience:
intermediate
kenton Reputation Level

Originally Posted by Newt
Sorry for the delay but I somehow missed this topic.

You set up just like you would for a workgroup style LAN since what you are creating is a mini-lan consisting of just the two PCs.
So need I configure second PC just for this LAN?

Thanks.

kenton is offline  

Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No
Old 17th November 2005   #4
Inactive
 
Newt's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Concord, NC, USA
Posts: 10,978
Computer Experience:
*****
Newt Reputation LevelNewt Reputation Level

That would certainly be the easiest thing to do.

If you don't want the 98 PC to see your corporate LAN and can easily make some quick changes to the PC that is on the corporate LAN (and reverse them when you are done) then set the new machine with networking including File & Printer Sharing, a workgroup name that matches your corporate LAN (workgroup or domain) name but IP and subnet mask that are out of that range so, for instance, if corporate uses 192.168.1.x and netmask 255.255.255.0 you might want 192.168.10.x and 255.255.0.0 netmask for both the PCs.

To make sure you get good comms between the two, put entries in each PCs hosts file with IP and PC name of both systems on each PC.

Note that hosts is located differently on 9X and NT systems
9X - \windows\hosts
NT - \windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts (or WINNT)

Share the root of each hard drive on 98. NT systems will already have a share as C$, D$, etc.

If your corporate machine is NT based, you will need to have the 98 PC log on with username & password and add that information to your local users if you want 98 to see the corporate machine.

98 should have the share permissions open to anyone.

Newt is offline  

Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No


 

THIS THREAD HAS EXPIRED.

Are you having the same problem? Please post a new thread, but first you'll have to join us by Registering (FREE).



Discussion Forums
Operating Systems
Windows 8 Windows 8
Windows 7 Windows 7
Windows Vista Windows Vista
Windows XP Windows XP
Windows Server System Windows Server System
Legacy Windows OS Legacy Windows OS
Internet & Networking
Networking (Hardware & Software) Networking
Internet Explorer Internet Explorer
Microsoft Mail Microsoft Mail
Firefox, Thunderbird & SeaMonkey Firefox, Thunderbird
      & SeaMonkey

Web Applications & Cloud Web Applications & Cloud
General Internet
Security
Malware and Virus Removal Malware and Virus
     Removal

Security and Privacy Security and Privacy

Other
Other PC Software Other PC Software
Test Posts Test Posts
Hardware
PC Hardware PC Hardware
Mobile Devices Mobile Devices
Community
Introductions Introductions
General Discussions General Discussions
Site Comments & Suggestions Site Comments
      & Suggestions

News News @ WindowsBBS

Thread Tools


Find us on Facebook   Web Of Trust Rating

All times are GMT. The time now is 04:51.


Recent Discussions
Excel Macro help (1)
What is giveio.sys and how to get r.. (30)
Need shortcut/hotkey for MSDOS and .. (3)
My Passport Back Up and Remove data (2)
Brother QL500 labelmaker (3)
Extremely Slow File moving/copying/.. (10)
How do I stop Windows Explorer pers.. (6)
Microsoft July 2014 Security Bullet.. (1)
Microsoft August 2014 Security Bull.. (1)
IE slowed by latest updates. Fix av.. (0)
Latest MS patch causing BSOD (8)
Cannot mount Seagate to Router (13)
Proxy server on this computer (6)
Wrong CPU Installing (9)
Upgrading to Windows 8.1 can mean l.. (20)
Differences In DDR3 Ram (7)
SCCM - Seeking Command Line Help Fo.. (0)
Windows 8 apps not automatically up.. (7)
Backup Software Recommendation (9)
Change audio file associations in W.. (18)


Donate!
Support Windows BBS!



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO
Copyright 2002 - 2013 WindowsBBS.com. All rights reserved.
FDMA Media LLC
Terms of Use, Legal Information & Privacy Policy
Page generated in 0.06895 seconds with 7 queries