[PARPORT] Re: direct cable connectiion

From: Mirek Kwasniak (mirek@zind.ikem.pwr.wroc.pl)
Date: Tue Nov 14 2000 - 02:52:05 EST

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    On Mon, Nov 13, 2000 at 08:15:36AM -0500, John J. Cruz wrote:
    > Silly question to ask.
    > We at work have recently had our laptops replace with new Dell Latitudes
    > and with windows 2000 installed. In the past I was able to connect the
    > work laptop to my home PC using win95 “direct cable connection”
    > feature. Windows 2000 requires logging in as “administrator”. I'm not
    > familiar with windows 2000.

    Windows NT (Windows 2000 has previous name NT5.0 :) can't use parallel port
    direct cable connection (only serial port). Direct cable connection either
    style is incompatible with linux.

    > Has anyone been able to circumvent the “log in as administrator”
    > requirement?

    Ask on windows lists/groups.


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