I have brand new Compaq Presario, with Windows Vista. When I unplug my ethernet cable from my desktop in my office and plug it into my laptop, it says Limited or No Connection. But get this, I tried the LAN cable in 3 other rooms on the ship and it worked fine and I got online. Here are the only variables. The 4 other lines that I connected to ran straight to the networking router on the ship. The line that runs to my desktop (the one that will not work for my laptop), is split and shared with another computer in my office (It is a Dell running Windows XP Professional). Could that be the problem? I know it can not be the computer because it works fine in other places on the ship.
Should I try to unplug the line running to the other computer in the office and try it? What are your thoughts. I have tried advice from various forums such as:
Turning off firewalls
Disable and Enable the connection
Running a Repair
Any thoughts would be appreciated