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06-10-2003, 07:36 AM
Recently my computer was part of a network of six computers Connected the Internet through a router. I now moved to another apartment and wanted to network the same computer with another computer for file sharing, that is using direct cable connect. Unfortunately, the LAN or High Speed Internet Icon is having a red cross across it, which means what ever I do to get connected will never be successful. I decided to use some TCP/IP configuration, but as long as the red cross continue to appear, I can’t get any where. I use Window XP professional and the computer is working fine and all I need is to be able to connect the computers together.
06-10-2003, 07:44 AM
This link should help you setup a direct cable connection in XP.
Direct Cable Connection in XP (http://www.wown.info/j_helmig/wxpdccin.htm)
Good Luck :)
06-10-2003, 11:20 AM
The Direct Cable connection is on a patched cable not parallel cable connection.
However the problem in the connection is the fact the one of the computers can't be connected to. But can be connected to a router. The situation is more than what the text book has taught me so far about networking.
Thanx for reading.
06-10-2003, 11:59 AM
I have just added more to the thread. There was a message NETWORK CABLE UNPLUGGED. I hope this will give you more clues as to the kind of problem I am having.
06-10-2003, 12:40 PM
Your problem could be for a number of reasons.
This being, I did a google search on "error cable unplugged".
Most point to the cable in use being no good. Made in improperly or otherwise.
One person went thru 25 cables, untill they finally made one themselfs, and it worked.
Do the same google search and see if you can relate to these others. It sounded the same to me.
06-10-2003, 01:57 PM
Are you using a cross over cable? A cross over cable looks like a normal patch cable but has 2 wires "crossed over" so that a hub is not need and 2 computers can be directly linked. If your unsure if you have a cross over cable try placing a hub between the two computers and connect that way.
Good Luck :)
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