Network Cable is Unplugged
Posted on 2003-03-27
I have a Windows XP machine with two network cards installed. One network card goes into the cable modem the other network card is running out to my laptop which is a ibm thinkpad with a 3com pcmcia card installed via cross over cable. I have installed the latest drivers for both network cards, bought a crossover cable, checked the pinning of it, decided to make my own cable, made it and tried it but still the same problem. I have no link lights from either network card on the desktop or the laptop. I have tried turning off auto-nego. on both cards and tried them at all levels (10-half 10-full. etc without any luck. I have completely removed both cards in safe moved on both machines and reinstalled. I have also set the tcp ip on the desktop card to the ip of 192.168.0.1 and the laptop to 192.168.0.2 and both ping localhost. I plugged the cable modem in the second network card on the desktop and it worked, and it also worked on the laptop. PLEASE HELP!