Network cable problems


J

Jorgen

Hi,
Trying to set up a network between two computers. The master is running Win
XP Home and the other Win ME. After running the Wizard on both I have an
error on the XP machine "a cable isn't connected". I have checked the cables
but cant find the problem. The Win ME is a laptop with a removable
networkcard.
Can you help me out?

Jorgen

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adrian916

are you using a crossover cable? a direct connection
between 2 machines must use a crossover - a standard
patch cable will only work if you connect via a
hub/switch/router

The "cable unplugged" message can be misleading. It
basically means that your network card cannot detect a
power source at the other end. This could mean: poorly
connected cable/loose connection to your your NIC/damaged
wiring/faulty hub or port/faulty NIC in the other
machine,or even just that the other machine isn't turned
on!

If you have the right kind of cable, then it often
becomes a process of elimination to get to the cause.
 
J

Jorgen

Thank you for your answer.
I'm not using a crossover cable, just a standard one without a hub.
So I just have to get me a hub to start with.

Jorgen

"adrian916" <[email protected]> skrev i meddelandet
are you using a crossover cable? a direct connection
between 2 machines must use a crossover - a standard
patch cable will only work if you connect via a
hub/switch/router

The "cable unplugged" message can be misleading. It
basically means that your network card cannot detect a
power source at the other end. This could mean: poorly
connected cable/loose connection to your your NIC/damaged
wiring/faulty hub or port/faulty NIC in the other
machine,or even just that the other machine isn't turned
on!

If you have the right kind of cable, then it often
becomes a process of elimination to get to the cause.
 
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adrian916

a hub or switch would do it. It's worth considering your
network requirements first though. If you are only
intending to network the 2 machines with no plans to add
others, then a crossover cable would probably be cheaper
than a hub/switch. Using a hub/switch may be more
expensive to begin with, but would give you the option of
adding more computers at a later date
 

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