I am in need of networking my lap and desktop to share files and internet connection (modem connected to desktop).
Windows 7 Home Premium
Realtec PIe GBE Family Controler
Desktop : [Having ADSL connection - modem doesn't support Win7]
Windows XP SP2
Attempt : Connected machines via a newly purchased CrossOver cable. [Not through a router]
Results :Windows XP (says) - A Network Cable Is Unplugged
Observations : LED on the slot of cables are blinking (both computers)
I tryed running network setup wizard, but it said "This computers network hardware is still disconnected. Before you can continue, you must either pulgin or otherwise connect all of your hardware, or select "Ignore Disconnected Network HardWare".
What may the problem be? I did a couple hours of research and thought of getting some professional help.
Christmas has been passed, so Happy New Year dudes...
The connections of the 2 ports (I checked by the color of the wire) is the same as what is found in Wikipedia – Ethernet_Crossover_cable & I am billed for one.
NIC – Did you mean something like Network Adaptors?
Using the device manager, I found out the following:
Desktop – Windows XP SP2
Realtek RTL8168/8111 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC
VirtualBox Host-Only Ethernet Adapter (I guess it has to do with SunVM)
Laptop – Windows 7 Home Premium
Bluetooth Device – Personal Are Netwrok
Bluetooth Device – RECOMM Protocol TDI
Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN
Microsoft Virtual WiFi Minport Adaptor
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
ADSL Modem is connected to the Desktop that is running Windows XP.
Going for a router would take time because my wallet is light at the moment
Have a nice day… Take care.
January 3, 2010 11:17:08 AM
I'm confused. How is the ADSL Modem connected to the Desktop? Can you post the output from "ipconfig/all" from the desktop. Your wallet might be light but a router is only $30.00.
In the name of development, electronics are heavily taxed here in Sri Lanka. No part time jobs for students Parents verys strict
Worked as a freelancer n since end-sem exams came stoped working. Just after the exam bought a lap (thats why i am having this problem) n now I am broke (
Want to get 3.5G dongle for lap, but yet it is convenient to have the 2 machines connected...
If it is confusing, no probs, i got the WiFi setup at uni. So can get the software updates there.
Before I connected the cables for the first time, my little bro had tried it. He said that some thing similar to a setup window opened in the Win7 (lap). He has just selected some settings and finished it... so I guess it detected the connection once... can it be some thing like misconfiguration? May be some thign like a reset would work?