I am running win Xp home on the main pc and on the laptop. I have a US robotics ADSL USB Modem. (not router)I have just purchased a Fast cat e Ethernet RJ45 Male/male cable. Spent over 1 hr with bt tring to get the laptop connected to the internet with this cable connected to pc and laptop. And all i Get is error code 680 no dial tone. Im sure the you experts can crack it.
All lights on the modem and filters in place. If i connect the pc to the internet its fine. If i attach the laptop DIRECT to the Modem its fine. But surely with the pc turned on (but disconnected from the internet) the laptop through the RJ45 cable should connect (or NO) I dont Know !!