But for basic file transfer and running some useful utilities like SNTP (Simple Network Time Protocol) it can not be beat.
Networking started to become more popular as businesses obtained multiple computers and they needed a way to communicate.
This page primarily discusses TCP/IP and packet drivers (to be introduced later).
Before getting into the details of those I'd like to present a brief survey of ways to network PCs running DOS.
Lap Link provided software and a special cable that allowed two computers to directly connect to each other through their parallel ports.
The software allowed the computers to move files back and forth.