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Old 01-06-2006, 01:34 PM   #1
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Exclamation need help conecting a win98 laptop without a network connection to sue linux 9.3

i have a parallel cable to connect them together. so i can get on the internet with the laptop
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What are the capabilities of this laptop. IMHO a network adapter would be a lot easier

A regular parallel cable will not work.

You can also use a null modem serial cable.
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I agree that the parallel port connection will be more work than, e.g., a network connection, I, too, have an older laptop for which it is quite difficult to find suitable hardward expansions. In you situation, if you can't find a suitable ethernet adapter, I'd opt for the serial port. You can even set up your W98 system as a X-terminal and tunnel X over ssh for remote graphical connection to the Linux system. X-Deep-32 is a freely distributed Windoze X-server.


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