1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Networking XP and 98

Discussion in 'Networking' started by axcairns, Feb 1, 2003.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. axcairns

    axcairns Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2003
    Messages:
    5
    Hi,

    I am trying to network my Win-XP Pro desktop with my Win 98SE laptop to share files, printer and internet connection. I read through some of the similar threads here and took the advice (running the Internet Connection Sharing wizard on the 98 machine etc) but have hit a roadblock. Despite having everything connected the XP wizard insists the cable (CAT 5 crossover) is not plugged in.

    The desktop uses a Realtek RTL8139 NIC and the laptop uses a Xircom CreditCard Ethernet 10/100+/Modem 56 with Minidock CEM56. Both devices are reported as working correctly by their respective machines. The Xircom card has functioned perfectly as a modem but I haven't tried it out fully on a network. I did, however, plug it into a network port at work and the lights on the minidock flashed. I have not been able to test the Realtek card.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks,

    Allan
     
  2. Huon

    Huon

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2002
    Messages:
    429
    Don't know much about that modem, but if you have a non-crossover cable, try that. Shouldn't there be a light showing both ends if the cabling is correct?
     
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2002
    Messages:
    106,418
    I've seen a number of instances where laptop Ethernet cards didn't work with a crossover cable, one was discussed here recently. I'd spend $10-15 for a small hub and connect both machines to that. My guess is you'll get past the NIC not connected issue.
     
As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/116399

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice