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Quick Start Guide for FastLYnx 3.3 - Sewell Direct

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Two Computers Running Windows 95 or Higher

Note: If using the USB bridge cable, it is imperative that you install the software before plugging the cable into your computer. Also, you must be running Windows 98 or higher on both computers in order to use the USB bridge cable Please note that the first two steps do not apply when downloading FastLynx.
  1. Insert the CD (or floppy disk) entitled FastLynx 3.3 into the CD drive (floppy drive).
  2. Go to start/run and type d:fx33 (where d is the letter of the CD drive/floppy drive) and hit <Enter>.
  3. After the program verifies the integrity of the file (this will take a moment), click on the button that says Install.
  4. If prompted to create a new directory for FastLynx, choose Yes.
  5. Once you have read and agreed to the license agreement, click I Agree.
  6. Check the desired boxes and click OK.
  7. Repeat steps 1-6 on the second computer.
  8. Plug the cable (USB bridge, parallel or serial) into each computer.
  9. On the right side of the split screen, set one computer to Listen as Server. Set the other computer to Connect as Client.
  10. On the computer set as the client, the left pane displays the computer’s local content. The right pane displays the contents of the server. File transfers can now be made in either direction by selecting the file you wish to move or copy and choosing in the left hand corner move or copy.

DOS to Windows* Transfers

Note: For this type of transfer, you may use either the parallel or the serial cable. The USB bridge cable will not work.
  1. Insert the CD (or floppy disk) entitled FastLynx 3.3 into the CD drive (floppy drive) of the computer running Windows.
  2. Go to start/run and type d:fx33 (where d is the letter of the CD drive/floppy drive) and hit <Enter>.
  3. After the program verifies the integrity of the file (this will take a moment), click on the button that says Install.
  4. If prompted to create a new directory for FastLynx, choose Yes.
  5. Once you have read and agreed to the license agreement, click I Agree.
  6. Check the desired boxes and click OK.
  7. Go to the folder FastLynx has been installed to (i.e., c:\Program Files\FastLynx) and find the file entitled sl.exe.
  8. Copy this file onto a floppy disk.
  9. Take the floppy to the other machine. Type a:sl.exe (where a is the letter of the floppy drive).
  10. Plug the cable (parallel or serial) into each computer.
  11. Set the Windows computer to Connect as Client.
  12. On the Windows computer, the left pane displays the computer’s local content. The right pane displays the contents of the server. File transfers can now be made in either direction by selecting the file you wish to move or copy and choosing in the left hand corner move or copy.
* Windows being a computer running Windows 95 or higher.

Linux to Windows Transfers

Note: For this type of transfer, you may use either the parallel or the serial cable. The USB bridge cable will not work.

Installation of FastLynx 3.3 on the computer running Windows.

  1. Insert the floppy disk or CD labeled FastLynx 3.3 into the appropriate drive of the computer running Windows.
  2. From the Start Menu, click Run (the CD should Autorun- go to Step 4).
  3. Type a:\fx33.exe (where a is the letter of the floppy drive) and press <Enter>.
  4. After the program verifies the integrity of the file (this will take a moment), click on the button that says Install.
  5. If prompted to create a new directory for FastLynx, choose Yes.
  6. Once you have read and agreed to the license agreement, click I Agree.
  7. Check the desired boxes and click OK.

Installation of the FastLynx Linux Slave program on the computer running Linux

  1. Start the computer running Linux.
  2. Open a system terminal (i.e., xterm) to get a command prompt.
  3. Insert the floppy disk or CD labeled FastLynx 3.3 into the appropriate drive.
  4. Make sure the floppy/CD drive is mounted (see Linux documentation)
  5. Create a directory on your hard drive for the Linux Slave by doing the following:
    1. Type cd and press <Enter>
    2. Type mkdir fastlynx and press <Enter>
    3. Type cd fastlynx and press <Enter>
  6. Copy the Linux Slave files to the fastlynx directory by typing:
    1. cp /mnt/floppy/linux/* ./ if installing from floppy disk or
    2. cp /mnt/cdrom/linux/* ./ if installing from CD
  7. Install the Linux Slave by typing: a. ./slx_install
  8. Run the Linux Slave by typing slx at any command prompt.

Connecting and Transfering files between Linux and Windows

  1. Plug in the cable (parallel or serial) to each computer.
  2. Start FastLynx 3.3 on the computer running Windows.
  3. Start the Fastlynx Linux Slave on the computer running Linux (type slx).
  4. Set the Windows computer to Connect as Client.