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Cable Unplugged?


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I am trying to set up a network between a computer and a laptop, directly through a ethernet cable (heard it was possible, if not sorry for wasting your time lol)

Anyway, i've done the wizards correctly (as far as i know) and i get the message on both of my LAN connections, "Network cable unplugged" and it is plugged in.

The cable can't be faulty because I use it to network my laptop to my college's network everyday.

Any ideas as to why I am getting this message...?

Thanks for your time
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Also, on my PC it doesn't allow me to make any new connections...
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is the cable connected directly between the laptop and the other computer?
if so, are you using a cross-over cable?
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i'm not sure... lol it was given to me by the IT services at my college..

Is there any way i can check?
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look at the wire colors at the ends of the cable. the cross over cable I have has black, green, blue, then orange wires on one end. on the other end the wires are black,orange, blue, then green.
if the wire sequence is the same on both ends, then it's not a cross over cable.
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Sorry for wasting your time lol :tazz:

I will go to a computer shop tomorrow and buy myself a cross over ethernet cable ;)
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more than happy to help - good luck
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Grr just wasted £5 on the wrong cable
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doesnt matter what color on the cable are 1,2,3,4 --people make there own cables what matters is, that on both sides the wire are in the same positions,,,,1blue on both sides----cross overs just cross 4 wires around,,you put both ends together youll see,,if all the same colors left to right both sides,its a standard patch,straight thru--if different ,,cross over,,hope this helps
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