I am trying to troubleshoot a friend pc. He is running Win2k Pro. I have set up his pc at my house to use my broadband connection to download all the updates he is missing.
My config. is 1 Desktop pc running Win2kPro. and 1 laptop running XP Pro thru a DLink router. Runs flawlessly. I have DHCP set up to obtain addresses automatically.
Trouble begins when I connect his comp. to my network.
On BOTH his machine and my Desktop machine I will intermittantly get 'Network cable Unplugged' popups. I don't understand this part, something weird going on here.
I am thinking his Intel PRO/100 VE NIC is possibly bad? I might just go buy another one to test this theory out. I've tried swapping out cables and it makes no difference.
When I set up his pc's NIC manually with the correct ip parameters NOT with automaic config it works better but still get the weird error about being disconnected.
I can ping thru my LAN both to and from his pc.
It sounds like a flaky router to me.
How could it be my router, this only occurs when his pc is connected to my network?
if you've switched the cables and what not, try a new NIC on your friends PC. Just take one from another comp on the network instead of buying another one.
let us know what happens.
Lots of spyware, several worms, a few trojans, dialers:
Welchia, Lovesan, blaster to name a few...
I can't believe this computer works at all. I am winning the battle I almost have all the updates installed. Wow, I was up until 7 am. At least I won in the end ;)