Trying to connect a Dell laptop (Windows 2000) and desktop (Windows 98SE) but laptop maintains cable is unplugged when it isn't. The lights on the com ports do not even light up and I don't understand why. The laptop has an AGN VPN adapter configured correctly and both computers have Ethernet cards/adapters installed (correctly as far as I can see). What have I missed? Any help appreciated please. Thanks John
I have tried a crossover and a patch but no success. The cables do work on other systems though so it is not a faulty cable. I suspect it has something to do with the ethernet adapter not being enabled for the Com1 ports but I don't know how to resolve the issue. I can't remove the AGN VPN adapter as it is on a work computer and needed for AT and T connection.
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