Ok. This is a follow up thread on my last one. I went with the advice and got a crossover line. I needed another ethernet card on my desktop so I got another one. (a Belkin 10/100 Ethernet PCI card) I put it in, and attached my Cat 5e Crossover cord into the slot. Then I attached it into my Sony Vaio and turned it on. Nether came with software, so I don't think I need any drivers. Anyhow. I can't get them to connect. When my PC came on it detected the software with the XP home auto detect thing. Then it said "Local Area Connection 3- A network cable is unplugged) I don't understand. They are both plugged in and turned on. I didn't think I needed anything else. Am I forgetting something? Also now that I have my new NIC card in, my MSN is a little glitchy. Every 10 or 15 seconds, it sort of glitches and is annoying. What could be causing my problems? Thanks for the help. Here are my computer specs..
-Dell Dimension 4300
-Windows XP home edition
-2 ethernet jacks (one for cable connection, other for crossover)
-cable connection through external box
- Pentium IV
-Sony Vaio PCG FX370
-one included ethernet
-Sorry I also forgot to add my LAn connections it has on Network Connections.
-Local Area COnnection 2 Enabled = WAN Network Driver
-1394 Connection Enabled = 1394 Net Adapter
- Local Area Connection Disabled = Inel Pro/100 VE Netcon...
Hope thats enough information. Thanks guys