Patch cable connects laptop fine to router/switch, but not desktop?
Posted on 2006-06-09
I have just made a patch cable (5e) and am using it right now to connect to my router/switch on my laptop. But when I try and use it on my desktop I get the "connected" icon, but there is no connection to my LAN or the internet. I restarted the desktop and powered down the cable modem and the router, but this doesn't seem to fix it. I don't get the DHCP SErver, Default Gateway, DNS server info in the Status Dialog box, the desktop works fine with the router, via a wireless-G USB adapter, which I disabled, when trying to get the hard-wire to work. Any ideas?