Re: setting up a LAN
are you sure you're using a crossover CAT 5 if you're not using a switch or hub? A crossover is just one cable, usually when networking computers, you need a switch or hub, with a crossover (it only works between 2 computers), just one cable, rather than a hub as well.
^^betting thats no help
thats all I can offer, I know little about networking
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