Cant Creat Network

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by dark_light, Mar 31, 2003.

  1. dark_light

    dark_light Guest

    well i have two PCs
    First one(server) constains Winxp and the second one(client) contains Winme
    I m using a 65 feet twisted pair cable b/w the two machines ,as they are placed on different floors .
    Now the problem is that the cable seems to be fine (connectors and configuration)when it's chekced on the meter. I have checked it from different sources. But still the cable can't create a n/w (anywhere i have used)
    what the hell is wrong
  2. peekster

    peekster Guest

    Is this a crossover cable?
    If not that is your problem. If you are connecting two pc's without a hub between them you must use a crossover cable not a straight through.
  3. dark_light

    dark_light Guest

    ofcourse its a crossover cable.
    i wonder if the lenght is a problem but twisted pair can work for 100 meters
  4. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

    The length should be ok. I suppose the NIC lights come on when you connect it? Do you see any traffic activity? Is it possible to ping between the computers? Even if it isn't, can you see any traffic while trying to ping?
  5. need some addresses and network settings too before they can actually talk..........takes more than the cable
    and btw there is no true "server" they are both workstations/piers in a workgroup ......