How to Choose and Use DirectParallel and USB Connection Cables

How to Choose a Connection Cable ... PARALLEL vs USB

Why Choose a DirectParallel Connection Cable
For PC-PC Connections, File Transfer & Networking

Select the DirectParallel Universal FAST Cable if you want to connect between any (2) to PCs that have parallel ports ... With its Parallel Port connection, it is compatible with most ALL PCs since almost all PCs have parallel ports. 


Why Choose a USB Net-LinQ Connection Cable
For PC-PC Connections, File Transfer & Networking

Buy a USB Net-LinQ Connection cable if you have USB ports on both of your PCs that you wish to connect together.


Why Choose Both DirectParallel & USB Cables
For PC-PC Connections, File Transfer & Networking

Get both types of cables if you want to have both Parallel and USB connectivity options available to you at all times ... Just in case you need to sometimes connect to PCs that have only parallel ports (no USB) as well as connect PCs that have USB ports available.

Which Type Of PC To PC Connection Cables Are Right For My Application?

My Application Is ...
What I Want To Do Is ...

Net Linq USB
Connection Cable

DirectParallel
Universal Fast Cable

DirectParallel
Basic 4-BIT Cable

Transfer files between (2) PCs ::

C

C

C

Share an Internet Connection between
(2) PCs
::

C

C

C

Share an Internet Connection between
more than (2) PCs
:;::lll:

C

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Network (2) PCs together ::

C

C

C

Network several PCs together
More than (2)
:;::lll:

C

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Share CDROM to be able to install software
on a 2nd PC
::

C

C

C

Move all of my data files to a new PC  ::

C

C

C

Connect a Notebook PC to Office LAN
through a Desktop PC
::

C

C

C

Play Multiplayer Games between (2) PCs
 ::

C

C

C

Play Multiplayer Games between
more than (2) PCs
:;::lll:

C

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Connect PCs even if one or both of them do not
have USB ports
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C

C

Move Data at High Transfer Speeds ...
At Near Ethernet Data Transfer Speeds
 ::  :;::lll:

C

C

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Connect an older Windows 95 PC to a
PC with Windows 98/98SE/Me/2000/XP
 ::  :;::lll:

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C

C

I just want to connect a Parallel Printer
to my PC

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We recommend the Universal FAST Cable for applications where you are transferring large amounts of data as it is up to 10 times faster than the Basic 4-Bit Cable.

For connecting older Windows 95 PCs to other Windows 95 or Windows 98/Me/2000/XP PCs, you may need to use our DirectParallel cables ... The USB Connection Cables only operate with versions of the Windows that are USB compatible (Windows 98/Me/2000/XP)

You need our standard IEEE 1284 Printer Cable to connect your PC to your Parallel Printer

It's Your Choice...

OR

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