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Re: Soldering iron and retro hardware

Postby antus » Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:49 am

That cable up there is good old laplink. I remember the parallel port linked 4 pins that could send to 4 that could receive so you could push half a byte at a time and gain more speed linking 2 devices than you could over the serial options of the day. When 10base-T co-ax network gear was expensive and you didnt have it laplink with the parallel cable was the go to solution for speed copying between 2 local computers.

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Re: Soldering iron and retro hardware

Postby Holden202T » Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:45 pm

hahaha yeah used to use parrallel port links all the time with xtreelink!

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Re: Soldering iron and retro hardware

Postby ejukated » Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:40 pm

antus wrote:That cable up there is good old laplink. I remember the parallel port linked 4 pins that could send to 4 that could receive so you could push half a byte at a time and gain more speed linking 2 devices than you could over the serial options of the day. When 10base-T co-ax network gear was expensive and you didnt have it laplink with the parallel cable was the go to solution for speed copying between 2 local computers.

https://youtu.be/1nN_gmmmqsY?t=231


Spot on! LL3.Exe ;)

Parallel was pretty quick, the serial cables were handy with the DB9 And DB25 At each end although they were more useful for linking 2 computers for multiplayer Doom or Duke Nukem 3D :)

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