I don't understand completely Is one machine hooked up to the net with a NIC card/LAN connection, then it has a 2nd NIC card and cross-over cable to the other machine? Which machine is hooked up to the provider's modem? This is where I get confused:
"I had both computers booted up and removed the network cable and everthing worke fine. i left the cable unplugged and rebooted the xp machine and it seemed to work fine then."
You left the network cable unplugged and it worked. How is this possible with no connection?
Edited by garmanma, 27 September 2007 - 12:29 PM.
why won't my laptop work?
Having grandkids is God's way of giving you a 2nd chance because you were too busy working your butt off the 1st time aroundDo not send me PMs with problems that should be posted in the forums. Keep it in the forums, so everyone benefits
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