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A Network Cable Unplugged, HELP PLEASE


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issa9999

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Hi,
well i have a laptop (laptop1) and a computer (pc1) both running windows xp pro and both with working network cards however when i link them together laptop1 and pc1 each say "a network cable is unplugged". i am positive pc1 and laptop1 have working network cards as they will both connect to another laptop (laptop2) without any problems. the problem is when i try to link pc1 to laptop1.

please, does anyone know why this is happening?
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Hi issa9999, welcome to GTG, to directly connect two computers together you need a crossover cable. It sounds like you are trying to usa a regular straight through cable.
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hmm im not really sure what that is, but if im using a straight cable how come it worked when i connected pc1 to laptop2 and when i connected laptop1 to laptop2
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bump any ideas?
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anyone ?
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As cmw said, you need a crossover cable when directly connecting 2 "like" devices. That is, computer to computer. When you have success, are you connecting the computers directly or is there a router or hub, etc in between?
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i am connecting the computers directly but its only sucessful when i link pc1 to laptop2 and when i link laptop1 to laptop2, theres just something going wrong when i try linking laptop1 with pc1
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Go to Start/Command Prompt and type "ipconfig /all" (no quotes) on each computer and copy and paste the results in your next post. Be sure to label which output is from which machine.
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this is laptop1:

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this is pc1:

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What about the other computer?
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