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Old 06-06-2005, 04:13 PM   #1
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Default Transfer or Parallel Cables

I have a laptop IBM 365 Think Pad with windows 98SE & a Dell desk top with windows XP Home. I would like to connect to the internet using a transfer (or is it a parallel) cable.

My laptop doesn't have direct cable connection (DCC) loaded. Will this internet sharing work without DCC? Can I load DCC on my laptop which doesn't have a cd-rom just a floppy disk drive?

I want to internet sharing without the high cost of the ethernet.

Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 06-06-2005, 05:03 PM   #2
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Default Re: Transfer or Parallel Cables

I looked on ebay and found a PC-Card ethernet addaptor for about $13 total, and a straght though cable for about $5 total(meaning shipping and all) I don't consider $20 high cost considering how much better, reliable, and easier it would be to use ethernet than other methods. Plus you could get online using your laptop after this.
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Thank you for your speedy response. Yes, I know that it seems like less money your way but the cables will be free if I just knew which to use. I didn't mean to imply that the laptop couldn't access the internet, it can. Both machines are using the same line individually I want to network using the cable.

I just don't know which one to use. I have dial-up & 56K modem. As you can tell I'm a novice, so please bear with me........
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