seriously need help with networking
Ok i have a home computer and recently bought a laptop, i then borrowed a network cable (RJ45 2 metres in length) to just do a little testing to set up a network ready for when i buy a much longer cable for the proper network, the network cable DEFINATELY WORKS as i tried it with my friends laptop at college
Unfortunately my home computer and laptop dont notice this cable, it just says a cable is unplugged but it works fine on ALL other computers
this led me to believe its my home computer, i have looked up all the devices but it says theyre all working properly, im no major networking whizz but i know what im doing usually when it comes to computers
I tried turning the LAN firewall off to see if it helped, i then went into command prompt and tried ipconfig/all and tried to locate my laptop with the ping IP address, it sent the info but didnt recieve it.
Basically heres what i want to do
I want to network my two computers to share the internet
my home computer has a Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC
My laptop has a National semi conductor corp. DP83815/816 10/100 Macphyte PCI Adapter
I have a 512k wanadoo connection with the usual speedtouch 330 modem
I want to make the home computer the host and will have the modem plugged into the home computer and do so whenever i try this and always am online.
(I also when the home computer is off want to get a very long modem cable so i can put it straight into my laptop and borrow the home PC's modem for when i want to be online but dont want the home PC on, but this shouldnt affect anything)
Basically can anyone help me
any drivers i might want?
My home PC's driver is 5.396.530.2001
My laptops is 22.214.171.124
It is bugging me because ive literally tried everything
and just wanted to ask here incase more smarter people can help me
thankyou for all of your help it is highly appreciated