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sebcadinot

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I have a desktop computer and a laptop, both running Windows XP. I have plugged in an Ethernet cable into both computers but they both say that the netxork cable is disconnected. We have run the network wizard on both computers and both list the Ethernet as not connected. What am I doing wrong? Both network adaptors are working properly. Both recognise a modem when it's plugged in... but it just won't recognise the other computer. Tried two different cables and still nothing? Also tried switching off the Firewall and still nothing...
Could someone please help me out here???
Thanks,
Seb :tazz:
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Hi Sebcadinot

When you say

I have plugged in an Ethernet cable into both computers but they both say that the netxork cable is disconnected.

are you connecting the laptop directly to the desktop cp or to a hub or router.

If you are connecting the laptop to the desktop you will have to get a crossover cable, normally pins 1 -3 and 2 - 6 are crossed so that the cps can talk to one another, a regular cable will not work, the packets traveling on the wire will just smack into one another. :tazz: and the receiving pins will not be in the right order.
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