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By Morrisonk ·
I just installed a peer to peer LAN in my house and have never seen anything like this. I have 2 systems running WIN98se, w/LINKSYS 10/100 Fast Ethernet PCI NIC's, a CNET 5 port switch and I ran CAT 5 UTP. One system gives me a constant green lightat the switch, the other gives me a fast blinking light. Under Network Neighborhood all I can see is the system I'm at. I have a line tester and have a good signal end to end. What's the problem?

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by Still_learning In reply to Peer to Peer Installation ...

Do you inadvertently have a crossover cable as one of your two connections? Hope this helps.

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by dmiles In reply to Peer to Peer Installation ...

The hardware may not be installed properly,check the NIC card on machine to insure that it is installed properly

Secondly,check the cable by trying another cable to make sure that you have the correct cable and your pin outs on the cable.

You may have used a crossover cable in place of the network cable,which is reacting to the signal to the speed that it is receiving thru the cable

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by Morrisonk In reply to Peer to Peer Installation ...

Thanks for the help. Believe it or not, for some reason, the "Biscuit" Blocks I used must have caused the problem. I repalced that line with a pre-made cable from a system to the switch and Ta Da! It worked. Still don't understand why if the cable checked out with the tester that it wouldn't work.

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by Ron_Tussey In reply to Peer to Peer Installation ...

I would also verify that the cables and jacks are wired to the EIA standards. This involves a pair being seperated. I have seen several times where someone just wires both ends of the cable color for color, and sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't work at all. Plus that can cause some weird NIC reactions.

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