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    I have two pcs, a laptop and a desktop.

    The Desktop is running Windows 2000, the Laptop is running Windows XP Home Edition and they are connected via a 3m Crossover cable.

    The network runs for about 30 minutes then stops working totally, but when its working its really slow.

    Now I know it isnt the NIC on the laptop, so its either the PC's NIC or a setting somewhere - and the PC is also freezing up and BSOD-ing.

    This is an example of when it bodges up (see attachment)

    Anyone got any ideas for poor old Nicko whos been playing with this for 2 days now?

    Cheers in Advance

  • #2
    ah grasshoppa!

    are you using TCP/IP or *gasp* NetBEUI . when you loose connectivity try pinging each machine from the other one to see if you have basic IP connectivity.


    • #3
      im using TCP/IP

      And when I loose connection I cant ping the laptop from the pc and visa versa


      • #4 check the troubleshooting pages. They're gods over there.


        • #5
          Oh...and make sure your cables are all good....and plugged in and all that too.


          • #6
            replace cross-over cable. replace NIC.


            • #7
              Originally posted by Jakeman
              replace cross-over cable. replace NIC.
              Taking them both back to the store tomorrow because as soon as I remove the NIC the pc stops crashing :S


              • #8
                can you post the network settings your using , but it does sound like a bad NIC or cable..
                MCSE, MVP, CCIE
                Microsoft Beta Team


                • #9
                  Originally posted by Asendin
                  can you post the network settings your using , but it does sound like a bad NIC or cable..
                  Im in bed on the laptop atm hehe - i'll post them first thing in the morning

                  Thanks for your help everyone


                  • #10
                    Just an update, I took my NIC back and they replaced it...wayhey all is fine.

                    Thanks for your help everyone!


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