Network Connectivity Problem
I am running a home office network with three computers.
Computer 1 is a Dell Dimension 4400, P4, 256MB RAM, running WIN XP Pro, CNet PRO 200 WL PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter, giving error message “A network cable is unplugged.” Ipconfig /all command gives me a “Media disconnected” message.
Computer 2 is a Dell Dimension XPS, P2, 128MB RAM, running WIN 2000, SMC EZ card 10/100 (SMC 1211 TX) showing “Connected.” DHCP is enabled; autoconfiguration enabled; IP auto 169.254.35.37; subnet mask 255.255.0.0, default gateway is DNS servers.
Computer 3 is a Dell Inspiron 3700, Celeron 433, 196MB RAM, running WIN XP Pro, D-Link 10/100 PC card, showing “Connected. DHCP is enabled; autoconfiguration enabled; IP auto 169.254.215.38; subnet mask 255.255.0.0. default gateway not enabled.
All are connected via a SMC EZ hub 10/100 (5604DS). All LED’s are lit. The three ports in use are flashing rapidly, as are the LED’s on the NIC’s. All cables have been checked, re-checked, and reversed.
Lookup in the MS Knowledge Base seem to point me to solutions involving a broadband connection. I am using a 56k dial-up. (Lucky to have phone service in the mountains!)
Dell Tech Support also responded by pointing to a broadband problem.
Any suggestions? Appreciate help.
Try hard coding the port speed and duplex mode in the adapter coonfiguration. It might be having problems with the auto detecting.
Thanks for the response. Sorry for the delay. Been out of touch for a week. Will give your proposed solution a try and let you know.