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Old June 6th 04, 12:07 AM
Frog Prince
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Default XP and 98 pc can't connect to each other


| "James" wrote in message
| ...
| I'm sure I've just overlooked something really daft, but the problem
I've
| been having is that an XP and a 98 machine directly connected to each
other
| can't connect. I know the cable works, and I know that the cards work as
all
| of this has been tested. I also know that the config of the cards is
correct
| because each card has had my broadband connection linked into it as a test
| which worked.
|
| When directly linked to each other, the 2 network cards don't even show
| the link light on the network cards. I've been tearing my hair out. Anyone
| got any ideas??

"Papa" wrote in message
...
| Use a CAT 5 crossover cable, not the straight through version.

I'm having the same problem and I *do* have a cross over cable. (the lights
work and the cable is known to be good)


 




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