LAN Trouble

Hi there,

As of this week, I have:

1 Desktop (XP)
1 Imac G5
and 1 'new' Laptop (XP)


Before the laptop, I've had the PC and Imac in a LAN; Worked sharing files.


To test the laptop, I unplugged the Imac from the LAN, and plugged the Ethernet cable into the Laptop.

-Put the PC and the laptop in the same work-group; worked fine, shared files and internet


Then, I bought another NIC,

-Installed fine
-Installed drivers fine
-All recognized


I plugged both the Imac and the Laptop in,

-Since then, I can only get either 1 to work:


-Disable one of the NIC's = Imac or Laptop works

If both are enabled = Nothing works


No idea, any help would be great,
Joe.
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  1. why did you add the second network card?

    do you have a router?
  2. -I added the second network card so I could have both the iMac and laptop connected to the pc at the same time.

    -No router; connects to the internet via USB ADSL adapter
  3. take out the second network card and use a switch instate since it will not work with two network cards
  4. Using a switch, is it possible to set different access rights to the different computers?


    Also, would the set up be like this:


    "Desktop PC" (Internet + Files)

    into "Switch" via ethernet


    and then:


    "Switch"

    into "Laptop" via ethernet

    and "Imac" via ethernet
  5. Quote:
    Also, would the set up be like this:



    "Desktop PC" (Internet + Files)


    into "Switch" via ethernet



    and then:



    "Switch"


    into "Laptop" via ethernet


    and "Imac" via ethernet


    Yes
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