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    File Transfers via Serial or Parallel Port

    I would have thought this easy to find on a Google search, but perhaps it's so easy there are few instructions or perhaps it's all in Windows Help and I haven't found it.

    Anyhow, on a one-time basis I want to move a large number of large files from an old W95 machine to an XP machine. The old W95 box is out of bays, I don't want to buy a burner, I'm not yet ready to set up a LAN, though that's in the plans, and opening with the new box will invalidate the warranty (and possibly cause the owner, my spouse, to become very distraught).

    Can I use the serial or parallel ports to accomplish the transfer, and can someone point me to simple how-to instructions?
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    Re: File Transfers via Serial or Parallel Port

    You could do this using the likes of Laplink but you will need the NEW version that suports XP as well as 95. These versions may come with the required cables. Laplink Gold 11 is going for $197.95 and I think this is with cables.

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    Re: File Transfers via Serial or Parallel Port

    Ouch! Think cheap! I'm an accountant of Scottish descent! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: File Transfers via Serial or Parallel Port

    I have a 4 computer network, my NICs and router cost me about $200 total, the lap tops came with a NIC. So I am still doing better in the long run in setting up a 2 computer network, you will never know when you might need to attach another computer. <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: File Transfers via Serial or Parallel Port

    Your argument is irrefutable. If I plan to network the two machines eventually, might as well do it now. A vist to my local cheap computer store tomorrow.
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    Re: File Transfers via Serial or Parallel Port

    It's tomorrow evening since my last post in this thread, I'm a little poorer, and I have the network running ... in a wire connectivity sense. For some reason the XP machine is not seeing the W95 machine, but the W95 machine sees the XP machine just fine. The tail is wagging the dog. More new larnin' has to be stuffed into my cranium.
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    Re: File Transfers via Serial or Parallel Port

    Did you turn on the Print and File sharing on the 95 machine. You may need to make the c drive shared . This needs to be done in order to be seen <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: File Transfers via Serial or Parallel Port

    Yes, turned on File & Print Sharing, but ... forgot to make any drives on the W95 box available for sharing (all data on W95 machine is on the D drive).

    <scambles off, fixes that, still no sign of the W95 D drive on the XP box, reboots XP computer, still no luck>

    Maybe I need to reboot the W95 box, which I'm using to write this now. Join us later for the next thrilling installment of "How not to set up a LAN".
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    Re: File Transfers via Serial or Parallel Port

    John,
    You may want to shut down the complete system, and then bring one at a time up. Some times it pays the get a very clean start.

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    Re: File Transfers via Serial or Parallel Port

    The warm reboots didn't work, so I'll try cold boots. If I continue to have trouble, I'll start another thread. Should I bring the host up first, or does it matter? Thanks, Dave.
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    Re: File Transfers via Serial or Parallel Port

    Afraid it didn't work. Bummer. I've drilled through all the XP dialogs that I thought could possibly relate, and can't see what I may have missed. I'll do a search here first then post a new thread if I don't get any inspiration. Thanks for your help Dave.
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    Re: File Transfers via Serial or Parallel Port

    OK, a few more basic questions in this thread, if anyone could help.

    There's a huge amount of discussion and information about XP's built-in Firewall and ZoneAlarm (ZA) in this forum which I need to digest. (Some of this from memory as I'm at work.)

    The 95 machine has ZA2.6nn, and I configured ZA to see the NIC, but couldn't find the XP machine to register it with ZA.

    The XP firewall is ON, but I would expect that would stop the W95 machine from seeing the XP machine, not the other way around, and the other way around is the problem. Later I'll turn the XP Firewall off and see what happens; I'll also uninstall ZA from the W95 box to see if that changes anything.

    But I have some complete dumb newbie questions:

    1. The guy at the store was a little vague and suggested I use IPX/SPX as the networking protocol, and right now I think I have both TCP/IP and IPX/SPX in the Newtork setup applicable to the NIC. Which protocol should it be?

    2. Where and how do I find the IP address and Subnet of the XP machine to register in ZA?

    3. Does ZA need to see PPP; i.e., should that box in ZA Security, Advanced, be checked?

    4. If I turn the XP Firewall OFF, what do I do about security against the Intenet when using DUN on the XP?

    5. One thing that is weird to me is that on the W95 machine I mapped two paths on the XP as Drives to the W95 machine; I can see them and use them fine (and it zings!). But after I mapped them, Explorer on the W95 machine doesn't show the XP machine up in Network nodes list. Does mapping make the node not show?

    (This is a lot to ask, I know.)
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    Re: File Transfers via Serial or Parallel Port

    Since you are running Windows 95 you may need netbui. It is on the XP cd and is not installed by default. You will need to use the copy that comes with each OS.

    You do not need to uninstall ZA, juts turn it off for the test. Which version are uo running the <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> or Pro?


    For the ZA Security settings in the Advance screen all I do is check the network card, see attachment.
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    Re: File Transfers via Serial or Parallel Port

    Installed NetBeui, and the W95 box is now seen by the XP box. <img src=/S/joy.gif border=0 alt=joy width=23 height=23> <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15>

    Many thanks, Dave. ZA is the free version, didn't uninstall it, just set it not to load on startup.

    Would you or anyone else like to take a crack at my other dumb questions above? Especially, do I disable/uninstall all other protocols, and how do I preserve the XP box's Internet security using DUN with the XP Firewall turned off?
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    Re: File Transfers via Serial or Parallel Port

    Now that you can see each other, you should be able to use ZA. I have been running the free version on XP since Beta2 of XP, when ZoneLabs came out with a beta copy for tesing with XP. It has worked just great.

    I am NOT sure which questions have NOT been answered <img src=/S/devil.gif border=0 alt=devil width=15 height=15> please restate ones that you still need help with.

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