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Compaq Contura Aero Frequently Asked Questions
Section - 3.3.3.5 Networking

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[C] From: "Rick Lobrecht" <rudedog@neosoft.com>
Subject: Re: Parallel Port Remote Drive Mapping with Windows 95
Date: Sun, 1 Sep 1996 16:50:59 -0500

Use the Direct Cable Connection.  Check out the description under start,
find.  It works pretty good.  Basically what you do is set up a peer to
peer network over the parallel cable.  Then you can map a drive (or any
folder as a drive.)  If you don't have direct cable connection, add it with
the Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs.

[C] From: "Attila Kozma" <attila@intekom.co.za>
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 1997 21:05:31 +0200

there is a good page about  the Direct Cable Connection on
 http://www.tecno.demon.co.uk/dcc.htm

Attila

[C]From: Gary H <garyh@sco.COM>
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 1996 01:21:48 -0700

Bill Chute <bill@doemail.sbi.com> wrote:
|What kinds of throughput are people getting when they go web crawling
|with an Aero and Win95?  Running my 486/25, 20MB RAM, 170MB disk (20MB free)
|I get horrible throughput -- usually around 300-500 bytes per second, often
|down around 10 bytes per second.  Netscape Navigator 2.0, TCP dialup over a 
|28.8Kbps connection to my ISP.

I am using an Aero 33 with 20mb ram AND 810mb HD.  I am using a Hayes
Optima 28.8k modem.  When I am connected at 28.8k I get about 3.6k bytes/sec
downloading files with netscape.

I just got back from Tokyo and when I downloaded files with netscape
through our frame relay from the US to Japan, I was getting about 2.0 
bytes/sec.

Sounds like you might have a problem with your ISP or you are getting alot
of overruns (it's probably not an Aero problem).

[C]From: "Steve Sims" <SimsS@Infi.Net>
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 1996 07:51:48 -0400

FWIW, I still see TERRIBLE (i.e.: 300-500 bytes / sec) performance on
dial-up E-Net traffic when I use an Aero that has DriveSpace / DblSpace
enabled.

Using uncompressed media solved this for me.

(Obviously, Your Mileage May Vary.)

[C] Date: Mon, 12 Aug 1996 07:19:06 -0700
From: Paul Mathews <optoeng@whidbey.com>

nigel richard wrote:
> I have WIN95 on both my aero and desktop. I am trying to use the direct
> cable connection using the compaq supplied serial cable. After working
> through the help files and setting-up procedures I am still unable yo
> succesfully connect. I think I have set the protocols etc correctly
> (according to the help files). Despite having files to 'share' I get a
> message on the aero that says 'connected' but warns 'Cannot find the
> host computer'. I have my desktop set up as host. Can anyone advise as
> to what I can do to succesfully connect?

You MUST use a TRUE null modem cable.  The DCC Troubleshooter for Win95
explicitly says that LapLink type cables WILL NOT WORK!  9 pin null
modem cables are hard to find.  I ended up using the parallel
connection, which works fine.

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