Reply 20 of 22, by chinny22
This is my CF reader (or very similar) it also has a jumper to set to master or slave. Not all adapters have this. I like ones that do as keeps my options open
https://www.ebay.com/itm/40-Pin-CF-compact-fl … tIAAOSwuV1cnHxN
as for networking as long as your Windows is the "for workgroups" edition you just need the TCP/IP update and it'll talk to anything up to XP
https://winworldpc.com/product/microsoft-tcp- … /tcpip-32-3-11b
This would also allow you browse the web, if you wanted to do that just for kicks.
But trying to copy files with anything later then XP, I'd just go with ftp and even XP can be trouble sometimes.
You can also have both if you were sharing files with a Win10 PC then use ftp but still setup tcp in windows to get web access.
By what Swiego is saying it sounds like you are limited to 512MB "drives" This is less of an issue if you are using CF cards as you can swap them out easily and 512MB cards are dirt cheap.
I do the same but with entirely different OS's. My Dos/Win3 card. WIn95 card, etc. as long as the cards are exactly the same you don't even have to go into bios to change anything