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Sharring the connection Via Parellel Port
crohns Jul-18-00 07:42 PM

I have a home made server that I use to run my network. I use a thin net system along with UTP. I would like to know if there is any type of adaptor system available to hook up a PC I have that is basically a closed box system. I can't get a network card to work on this Compaq Presario. It has some type of card system its not PCI or ISA. The only expansion is the Modem but this is a short height and short length card. I was thinking that I could use the Parallel port. I use it Via direct connect right now for file sharing but I can't get it to surf the net Via the Parallel connection. Is this even possible?

1. RE: Sharring the connection Via Parellel Port
lbyard Jul-18-00 07:46 PM
In response to message 0
The Presario's I've seen will take a network card. What is the model number? Larry

2. RE: Sharring the connection Via Parellel Port
crohns Jul-19-00 11:46 AM
In response to message 1
Hello Larry,

The Presario model number is a 2200. The card must be very short I think thaat it is called a 1/2 height card if one exist The length is short as well. The reason I asked about the Parellel option was just to see if a connection type like this exist, and I have the hardware as well. But if you can steer me to a site where I can find a Compaq card that will work That would be appreciated. I just didn't want to spend the money if it could be done Via parellel port option since I have the Laplink cable.

3. RE: Sharring the connection Via Parellel Port
lbyard Jul-19-00 03:35 PM
In response to message 2
First, even if you could, you do not want to network via the parallel port. It will be very slow and probably be problematic. Does this http://www.compaq.com/athome/support/msgs/2000/ look like your computer? If so, it may already have a network board and http://www.compaq.com/athome/support/msgs/2000/ipm.html indicates it has some expansion board slots. If it doesn't have the board, I would think something like http://duxcw.com/digest/Reviews/Network/dlink/dfe530txplus.htm would work fine. It does not extend forward past the end of a PCI connector in my computer. http://duxcw.com/digest/Reviews/Network/linksys/lne100tx.htm is another one. Larry

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