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Networking with MS-DOS 6.21? (Users)

posted by CluelessInSeattl(R), Seattle, USA, 20.01.2013, 15:56

As some of you may have read in another thread, I'm trying to back-up the hard drive in a little old hand-me-down Toshiba laptop onto floppies.

I've also got an old 486 PC that a friend gave me a couple of decades ago, and it seems to still work.

I've got MS-DOS 6.21 installed on both machines.

I seem to recall that back in the day you could connect two machines running MS-DOS in what I think they called a peer-to-peer network (using, I if I remember rightly, something called a "crossover" cable).

Are any of you old enough to remember those days, and able to recall what hardware and software were required to set up a two machine network like that?

It would be a real boon to me if I could just back up my laptop HD directly to a partition on the PC's hard drive every now and then, instead of doing the floppy disk shuffle like I'm doing now.

Will in Seattle
a.k.a. "Clueless"
Running MS-DOS 6.21


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