i have a dell laptop running win2000 and a tower with win XP, i wanted to connect them both to the internet, so i bought a pcmia fast ethernet pc card but ive installed the drivers plugged it all in it says its working properly in device manager, but none of the little lights are on, and the little twin telly icon (LAN) says cable is unplugged, but its plugged into the only port it will fit into on my tower RJ_45 connector, so why isnt it working? suggestions please.
after messing about trying to get these two to work together on this pc fast ethernet - router - card my tower started playing up so i restarted it but that just made it worse im now having to reinstal windows as even system restore wouldnt work, any ideas what i may have done to cause this??
im still no closer to understanding how to set this up, ANY advice would be appreciated, ive spent all this money and am no closer to my objective of getting to computers on line at once, than i was yesterday & i was 60 quid richer