Ok, so I went to buy a "Parallel Laplink Cable" the other day. It's used to connect two computers via their LPT1 ports. SLOW, but low-cost.
I start messing with DCC (Direct Cable Connect in Win98) and realize just how powerless DCC is. You set up one computer as host, the other as client and only the client has access to files etc on the host, never the other way around. (unless you cancel the whole thing and reverse the process) Needless to say, this blows.
I need to get both computers to see each other and be able to push/pull files. USB is not an option.
So my question is: How do I set up a REAL network between these two computers without any extra hardware? (I'm guessing you'd have to fool Windows into seeing the LPT1 port as a network adapter... after that, it's easy)
Not that it matters, but these are truly OLD computers, a Pentium 120 and a 200.
(tongue-in-cheek) Note to all americans: Yes, there are people out there in countries far, far away who don't have liquid nitro cooled Athlon XPs running at a billion mhz and DSL connections to servers actually IN their country.
forget Zen Buddism, a p120 with 32mb of ram running IE5 and Office 2000 on Win98 -WILL- teach you the patience of the Universe. pity me, please...