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This page will provide solutions, tips and tricks I have learned by trial and error and by searching the web. In here one will be the master craftsman at work. This will be mainly about the proper running of your PC and software. Other links will be given to lead you to  places where you will get more answers to your questions.

Parallel  Lap-Link  Cable

The pin- out connections given below is for the Parallel Cable for connecting two computer using the software Direct Cable Connection that come with Microsoft Windows Operating System.
What happened was that I bought one from the store and it was not working. After a few modifications with the pin connections , this was the result.


Male DB-25 Male DB25 Abbreviation Description
1
not connected FG Frame Ground
2
15
TD Transmit Data
3
13
RD Receive Data
4
12
RTS Request To send
5
10
CTS Clear To Send
6
11
DSR Data Set Ready
7
not connected SG Signal Ground
8
not connected DCD Data Carrier Detect
9
not connected reserved
10
5
reserved
11
6
reserved
12
4
SDCD Secondary DCD
13
3
SCTS Secondary CTS
14
not connected STD Secondary TD
15
2
TC Transmit Clock
16
not connected SRD Secondary RD
17
19
RC Receive Clock
18
18
reserved
19
17
SRTS Secondary RTS
20
not connected DTR Data Terminal Ready
21
21
SQ Signal Quality
22
22
RI Ring Indicator
23
23
reserved
24
not connected ETC External Transmit Clock
25
25
reserved