I have been able to sort this problem out myself to let you know I am quit happy to share the result I needed a crossover cable I had used a straight through cable and although they look identical they are not the same. I had in fact had the network up and running before but on a shorter cable that was a crossover cable and then I had bought another longer cable but I did not know the difference between the two types of cable. So the network card could not communicate with the other pc because the new cable was not a crossover cable.
Anyway the problem is solved I am surprised that I did not get any responces
Bye for now