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Peer to Peer with Win2000 and a Cat 5

By erniec ·
Can you do a peer to peer with a crossover cat 5 cable? I keep getting a message that the cable is unplugged. Can you do this and if so, what's the secret?
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by Parbo In reply to Peer to Peer with Win2000 ...

i wouldnt think the cable type would be causing issues here. Double check your connections to make sure you have continuity on all the necessary pins. its easy to screw those up. Did you try it with a regular 10MB cable?

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by Russ Werner In reply to Peer to Peer with Win2000 ...

If you are going from one pc to a second pc then you want a cross-over. If you are going through a hub then you want a straight patch cord.
The message you are receiving is indication the drivers for your network card and incorrect. Until these drivers are correctly installed the network will not communicate.
Check the lights on the network cards, they should be lit on both cards, this is an indication of a good electrical connection. All that remains is the drivers, setting up clients for microsoft networks, and sharing (including user accounts and permissions).
Good luck.

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by Computechie In reply to Peer to Peer with Win2000 ...

If your going strictly peer to peer, then you do need a cross-over cable. If your Win2K boxes are saying the cable is unplugged, then your cable could be bad or not have a good connection, try wiggling them around on both ends and see if they link after that. Also, are you sure your cross over cable is good? Cables do go bad for no apparent reason some times, so you might try another cable. Hope this helps!

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by pginnega In reply to Peer to Peer with Win2000 ...

As long as you are using a cross over cable, you will be able to connect nic card to nic card. Check the nic cards first, make sure that they are properly installed and configured. Then check your cable. I would test the cable with a cable tester. The cable could be bad or miss configured

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by khuffmanjr In reply to Peer to Peer with Win2000 ...

I assume you're using ethernet. if you are for some reason using token ring, it won't work.

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