You may want to change the speed or duplex. These links may help,
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"MajBach" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:firstname.lastname@example.org oups.com...
Hi all! I just bought an HP laptop with Vista premium and I cannot get
it to connect to my desktop running WinXP via an ethernet cable. The
laptop wont even recognize the ethernet cable is plugged in and my
desktop says 'cable unplugged'. Interesting thing is, when I fire up
my old Dell laptop running XP, the desktop instantly says 'connected
at 100 MBps' and I can transfer files and get on the net just fine. I
checked the ethernet port on the laptop is working by plugging an
ethernet cable (the same one i used for the LAN) directly into my DSL
modem and the laptop connected to the internet fine so the port is
working. Any thoughts? Keep in mind I am totally green with Vista.
Thanks in advance.