Dial-Up Networking

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    Generalkidd

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    I have an old Windows 95 computer (pre-USB) and I'm unable to add Ethernet support to it. I have a lot of old files on it that I need to transfer to a newer computer for backup. Some of them were small enough for me to store on floppy disks but there's still a lot of relatively large files that I need to transfer. I tried removing the hard drive and directly reading it through an adapter on the new computer but the hard drive was compressed using drive space and is unreadable on the newer OS's.

    The only way I can think of now to transfer the files is over some kind of dial-up networking between the two computers. Is that even possible though? The newer computer does have a USB dialup modem but I don't know how to get the two computers to talk to each other to transfer files.
     
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    Margherita Gildersleeve

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    Hey! Does dial-up networking still exists? I'm wondering....
     
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    Hi I know this post is old, but maybe someone else would find this information useful,

    Fast ethernet pci cards were supported by Windows 95, so you might be able to get one of those depending on if your motherboard has available pci slots.

    Another option could be to get a serial/USB adapter. You would also likely have to get a female adapter alongside with it.

    Also to answer the next posters question, yes dial-up is still around. Usually people in smaller and rural towns utilize dial-up services because they do not have access to high speed internet other than satellite (which they likely don't even know about anyway).
     
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