>From: David Ryan <david.ryan at baker.ie>
>To: delphi91 at hotmail.com>Subject: Re: [ILUG] Network cards
>Date: Thu, 26 Aug 1999 11:00:01 +0100
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>>There are a few ways to check to see if a network card is working,
>but you don't specify what type of cabling you are using to connect
>the two machines, or what type of network cards either so it's a bit
>hard to get specific.
>>First of all - check that you can ping each machine from itself -
>this will show that TCP/IP is configured correctly on each of the
>>Secondly - check that the subnets match. Ideally use addresses like
>192.168.1.1 and 192.168.1.2 with a subnet of 255.255.255.0, or if you
>use your laptop in work (with a work address), change the home
>machine to be in the same address range.
>>If the cards are 3Com or some other brand name, check out their web
>site and have a look for some diagnostic tools - these will be
>usefull in determining if the card is working OK.
>>Finally, if you are connecting the cards via co-ax, make sure you
>have the cables terminated - the terminators must not be attached to
>the T-piece, they must be attached to a length of cable which is
>attached to the T-piece. If you are using CAT5 (like phone cable)
>without a hub you need to make sure you are using a crossover cable
>instead of the normal straight through one. Peats or Maplins will be
>able to sell you one for a few quid.
I can ping each machine from itself, and I've checked the IP addresses
(192.168.0 and 192.168.0.11) and the submasks (255.255.255.0) on each are
I wonder if it is the cable? It's Cat 5 cable that I got in Maplins in
Dublin last weekend. I just picked it up where they had nic's also (a
Realtek 8139 nic). I didn't realise that there was a special type of Cat 5
cable to get - this was made up already.
It could also be the nic on the laptop. It's a Xircom 10/100+56k combo model
and it's taken a bit to get the modem part of it to work.
Anyway, I'll keep plugging away...
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