I'm novice to networking...I am trying to establish P2P network for my home computers. One is P4 with Intel GBF865 Motherboard and other is PIII with tomato motherboard (don't remember its model number)
I have installed Realtech's 10M/100Mbps NIC cards. Both of the cards are same and it seems as the computers are accepting the new hardwares. I can even see the icons in the taskbar. But while I connect try to establish networking using twisted-pair (4 pair-RJ45), the PC with PIII board shows the light glowing (NIC-led) while the P4 does not show any activity. If I manually disable and re-enable the connection from "Network Connection" in the P4, a balloon shows that says "A Network Cable is Unplugged!", whereas, the PIII tells informs that LAN has been established.
I have tried my best... but nothing seems to change. I even tested the card at other location, and both of them seem to work on others' pre-established network (however I tried one at a time). I've also checked that the cable is working fine with cross-over adjustment.
Once I used a 10Mbps hub in between, then it showed a connection on both of the computers, but it seemed as if the connection was not working but only showing to be working. Since then the PIII is showing 10Mbps connection, as the hub had that speed.
Can anyone please tell me what can I do to solve this problem?
- Its not me!