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Network problems after moving house

Discussion in 'Networking' started by laylak, Jan 2, 2006.

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  1. laylak

    laylak Thread Starter

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    Hi everyone.

    I have 2 computers both running windows xp home which are networked together using a cable which says CAT5E on it. Please forgive me as I am not network savvy at all but will try and explain as best I can.

    The computers were running ok and could both access the internet and each others hard drives. We have recently moved house and I have just set up the computers as they were in the old house. The host computer which has the internet and everything seems to be ok. Nothing has any errors or is unlugged. When I plugged the CAT5E cable in the client computer it has an error message popping up in the system tray saying "Local Area Connection 2 a Network Cable is Unplugged" so when I go to Network Connections on the client computer it shows that the NIC card is unplugged and it has a red cross through it. But then when I go to Device Manager and look at the same NIC card in there it has no red cross through it and says it is working properly. Neither computer can see each other and the client computer cannot connect to the internet. What does this all mean? Will I need to open up the box or can this error be fixed another way? Thanks.
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    It appears to mean that either the cable is now bad, or one of the NIC's in the machines is bad.
     
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