hi, i have just tried to connect a linksys @ home gateway to my desktop pc through the lan port .
but all i get is that the desktop pc says that the cable is discnnected and wont see the gateway. I have tried it with my dell laptop and it is ok, so its not the gateway or the rj45 cable.
i have tried to install the drivers adn unistall them and the pc says the lan is ok. my pc is an xp and the lan is on the motherboard which is a kt4v series. i know it shoudl work cos i used to have ntl broadband through the lan and it worked with no probs. i am on adsl now.
Go to Network Connections (right click on the LAN icon) and highlight the LAN then right click and select Properties. You'll see the connection types such as TCP/IP, Microsoft Network, File Sharing. Maybe you need to select one of these, or even install one that's missing.