Ok sir i have a cross over cable my next question is do i also need 1 lan card for my desktop to connect for my pc right?in the laptop the os is vista and the desktop is xp how to configure it?tnx a lot
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Re: lan to lan
You will need a ethernet adaptor in the desktop machine yes, as for configuring it, it is pretty easy, all you have to do is set a static IP address on both machines (because there is no router or server there is no DHCP so it will not ontain its IP auto) go to start > control panel > network connections > RIGHT click on Local area connection > highlight TCP/IP V4 (Just TCP/IP in XP) > click the properties button, put the dot in the box "set manual IP, and put in a local IP address, can be anything, but i would sick to something like 192.168.1.1 on 1 machine and 192.168.1.2 on the other. subnet mask will be 255.255.255.0, but that should auto fill in, and you want to leave gateway and DNS blank, restart both machines, make sure file and printer sharing is enabled on both machines, and you should be working..
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1 make sure wifi lan is there in device manager if not there you need to install driver for this. 2. check in network connections if Wifi lan card is disabled if disabled . right click on it and enable 3. check wifi button is on . it can be keys combination or on/off button
Most desktops need to be connected with a wire to your network because most desktop computers do not come with a wireless NIC (network interface card). If you are not sure if yours has one you can get your service tag off of your computer and type it in the Dell website (link below) under drivers and downloads and look at the original configuration for your system. If you have a Wireless NIC card in your desktop it should connect just like your laptop computers did. If not you may have a defective wireless card.
If your running xp, make sure the netowrk card is not disabled, make sure you rnot using a cross over cable. use the cable you got with the routers. Try reinstalling the network card, goto dell support andenter you model to get the drivers.
1 thing to check. goto start ,control panel. double click on netowrk conections. right click on the main conection witch is the card in your pc, goto properties. andin the list internet protocol (tcp/ip) click this. and pres properties.
make sure in here obtain ip addres is automatically. and obtain dns is auto too.
Have you tried going into the bios setup before windows loads up? You may have a setting to choose startup on lan. Just turn that off and hit F10 and enter. To enter the bios setup keep pressing delete after truning on the computer until the bios screen appears. Don`t change anything unless you know what you are doing.
If ur internet connection is unconnected in between intervals of some 5 to 10 minutes, then it may be problem of ur MODEM or LAN card. The cable may be loose or the device may be faulty.The DSL link setup is perfectly OK. try changing ur MODEM/LAN card with other one.