I have two computers, one with Windows NT Workstation 4.0 (Servicepack
6a) and one with Windows 2000 Professional (Servicepack 2). Both
computers have a 3Com network card with UTP-cable connection and an
integrated modem. Further I have a parallel cable for direct cable
connection over the LPT-port.
On both computers, the RAS-service, as well as the NetBEUI and TCP/IP
protocol have been installed. The Windows 2000 computer has an IP
address (because it is sometimes connected to a LAN), but the Windows NT
computer is sometimes part of a DHCP network and does not have an
IP address defined.
So I tried two configurations to directly connect the two computers:
(i) by using the LPT-port of both computers,
(ii) by using an UTP-cable to connect the network cards of both
computers (there is no hub, only a direct UTP-connection between the
ports of both network cards).
The first configuration did not succeed at all, because the RAS service
of NT only allows to choose a serial cable connection, and not a
parallel cable connection.
The second configuration did not work either. I have given both
computers the same workgroup (no domain has been defined), but in the
Network Neighbourhood, they do not see each other. Do you need a
"special" UTP-cable to connect both network cards directly ?
I would like to have both of these configurations working. Can anybody
give some help or point me to some resources on the Internet ?
Wim Van Paepegem