laptop to PC connection

  filthyphil 10:24 03 Sep 2006
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I have just put a 3com ethernet card in my PC so i now have two one for bb and the other one i want to use to connect my laptop to pc. i now have a message in the bottom saying local area connection 3 a network cable is unplugged but i have a cat5e cable from pc to laptop. what else do i need to do to get it to work??

  dms05 14:31 03 Sep 2006

Turn it on! I suspect you need to enable your Network Card. Right click on the icon in the Task Bar and select Network Connections. Highlight your new LAN card and select Enable.

  filthyphil 15:18 03 Sep 2006

the card is enabled, in network connections it says it is unplugged??? i do not know what to do??

  FelixTCat 15:24 03 Sep 2006

filthyphil,

If you are connecting directly between two pcs you will need a cross-over ethernet cable.

Regards,

Felix

  filthyphil 15:58 03 Sep 2006

ok so my cat5e cable is no good then?

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