Re: Connecting two computers directly
Yes, it is very possible that the NIC isnt working. Try wiggling the cable a little or pushing and holding it in. Then try ipconfig. I have had problems with many NIC cards where the cable has to be in a certain position for the it to be connected. If that doesnt work and your NIC is a PCI device you can easily unplug it and try another slot or your other computer. If all fails you can purchase a $15 PCI NIC card.