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Old 06-22-2003, 08:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey there... Just found my way in to this forum. Seems nice - Hope anybody can help me with my problem!

My net card won't connect to anything else than my cable modem. When I connect it to another pc, nothing happens, except an orange light switches between flashing and just being on I have no idea what causes this... The computer with the bad card uses Windows 98 and i'm trying to connect it to a computer using Windows XP.

Anyone who knows why this happens?
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Old 06-22-2003, 09:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Pinch, when you connect computer-to-computer, you have to use a crossover cable, which is wired differently than the cable you use to connect your computer-to-modem.

Here is a good article on how to make one.

Hope I didn't mis-read your question.
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Old 06-22-2003, 09:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I think you just solved my problem Thanks! Now i just need the cable - Can't make it unfortuneatly
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Old 06-22-2003, 08:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Glad I could help. Too bad you can't make one... it would be cheaper.
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Old 06-22-2003, 08:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Best Buy has cross-over cables but they are up there in price I think. It will fix your problem.
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