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Could my onboard LAN be toast?

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mtb856

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I just finished making a crossover cable so that my brother and I could play UT2004 together.... only when both ends were plugged in, the LAN "net. cable is unplugged" in the toolbar didn't disappear. Now, I'm fairly sure that it isn't the cable b/c this is the third time that I've tried to do this, and so far it's never worked.

Could it be the onboard LAN on either of our computers? Should I just buy two NICs and use those instead?

BTW, I've configured both of our XP's so that we both share the same subnet mask and my IP is 192.168.0.1 and his is 192.168.0.2 and I've allowed my firewall to let his IP through, so it's not those. Any ideas?

Thanks
 

Mark620

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It is possible for the onboard to be toast. Get the cable tested or buy a prebuilt one.
 
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mtb856

mtb856

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Sounds good, I'll use my dad's ohmeter and make sure all of the wires are connected. I wouldn't be surprised if the onboard Lan was giving me problems, the onboard sound did the same thing.