Re: want to install modem type "parallel cable between two computers"
From: Jim Macklin (p51mustang[threeX12)
Date: Sun, 29 Aug 2004 18:19:02 -0500
Your connection speed will be very slow, not more than
56,000 bits per second, if you install (if you don't already
have) two 10/100 NICS you'll have up to 100 MB/sec on a
Cost of two NICs and a cable, $25-30. Cost of parallel
cable and modem $100?
-- The people think the Constitution protects their rights; But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome. "Gary Roach" <jgroach@NOSPAMcogeco.ca> wrote in message news:umB$DUhjEHA.712@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl... | that's for establishing a DCC connection. i'm trying to install a modem type | called "parallel cable between two | computers". | | "GTS" <x> wrote in message news:uZU2AufjEHA.396@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl... | > I just tried adding "parallel cable between two computers" on my machine, | > and I get the option to choose COM1 or COM2. | > | > Are you logged in as administrator? I found this reference in | > | http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;305621&Product=winxp | > | > "If you are logged on to your computer as Administrator or a member of the | > Administrators group when you create a direct connection, you see a list | of | > connection devices to choose from that includes all of the parallel ports | > for the computer, infrared ports that are installed and enabled, and COM | > ports. If you are logged on as a user who is not a member of the | > Administrators group and you create a direct connection, the list of | devices | > includes the parallel ports for the computer, infrared ports that are | > installed and enabled, and only the COM ports that are configured with | null | > modems. If you need to use a COM port for a direct connection, ask your | > system administrator to configure one of the COM ports on your computer | with | > a null modem by using the Phone and Modem Options tool in Control Panel." | > | > -- | > | > "Gary Roach" <jgroach@NOSPAMcogeco.ca> wrote in message | > news:uQvtbBdjEHA.3640@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl... | > > I'm using the "Add" button from the " modems" tab of the "phone and | modem | > > options" applet in control panel. i select "don't detect my modem, i | will | > > select it from a list", and then i choose "parallel cable between two | > > computers" from the "standard modem types". it presents a list of | > > "selected | > > ports" but it's empty. i can't go any further. | > > | > > "GTS" <x> wrote in message | news:%23$e4vGXjEHA.3664@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl... | > | > | |