Newbie Network Question - Direct Cabling Not Working
Posted on 2004-09-15
I have a desktop, a laptop and a router. They are both connected to the router with sepaprate LAN cables, and my DSL modem is also connected to the router so I can access the internet. I set up a network so that my desktop can communicate with the laptop, and it has worked fine.
When I use a direct LAN connection between my desktop and laptop, however, both the laptop and desktop display error messages that say that a netwrok connection is unplugged. When I try to reboot with the cable connected btwenn the desktop and laptop I am still getting the error message. Shouldn't they be able to communicate with the cable directly connected between them?
Thanks in advance,