I am trying to network a Macintosh LC with a 10baseT ethernet card and a 7300/180 using the intneral 10baseT ethernet directly, without using a hub. I've been told that a crossover UTP cable is needed and that once the cable is connected appletalk should happily switch over to ethernet. This does not happen. On both machines, appletalk reports that a network error occured and localtalk will be used instead. Short of checking the validity of the card, the cable (which is currently in progress) and software (which has been cleanly installed on both machines) is there any error to my methods?
7300/180/32 system 8.1 standard Open Transport.
LC/10/Apple Ethernet Card with driver from Apples Network Software Installer. system 7.5.3 U2. Classic Networking.