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.