Hi, I have a mini-LAN set up with a Cat-5 crossover calbe between my two
boxen. On one of these I am using a Realtek 8139 chipped NIC which
unfortunately refuses to autonegotiate 100-FD mode... forcing it does
not help. Forcing adverti*t and use of 100-FD on the other machine
only causes the network to go down. Strangely, the other card is
actually exactly the same card, chip etc.. with the small difference
that it is being run in Windows 2K. I've had this problem forever but
only now it really annoyed me because I need the second machine as
additional storage space.
I've skimmed the net already and only found people with similar
problems, but no solutions unfortunately.
The cable is definately not the problem because when I still had W2K on
Thanks for taking a look,