Direct Cable Connection

Direct Cable Connection was a Microsoft Windows 98 tool that enables file transfers between two computers running Windows 95 and/or Windows 98 using a serial null-modem cable or a standard parallel cable.

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What is Direct Cable Connection?

A Microsoft Windows 95 and Windows 98 tool that enables file transfers between two computers running Windows 95 and/or Windows 98 using a serial null-modem cable or a standard parallel cable.

You can use Direct Cable Connection to establish a temporary network connection for the purpose of transferring files between machines.

How It Works

One computer must be designated as the host (the server) and the other as the guest (the client). The desired resources must be shared on the host computer, and Dial-Up Networking must be installed on the guest computer.

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The host computer can also act as a router that allows the guest computer to access resources on other computers on the host computer’s network.