I am trying to build a peer to peer network with my laptop(XP) and desktop(Win 98). But the network connection is not working. It says "Network cable unplugged ". I have used different NIC cards of the same type(3 Com MegaHertz 10/100). This error appears even without the network cable attached to the NIC card. I tried disabling and enabling the network card but the error continues to be the same. I got this laptop from a friend who was using broadband to connect to the internet using the same network card. I have dial up so I removed the broad band connection settings by deleting the connection. Plz.. help. I must connect my laptop to Desktop to share files from work.