Right, so i know this has been covered, and ive done everything in those threads to remedy the situation, but to no avail.
I have a laptop with xpSp2, and my media center has Windows 7 ultimate
i connected the two with a straight thru cable, both had a "!" in the sytem tray, but it worked....i could view shared folders, and access files that were on the PC, on the laptop....success!!!!
i copy my archived files from the laptop to the pc(40mins it took) and went out for a while...when i came home i had no connectivity and i have not been able to make it work again since...
I have changed to a crossover cable...no difference.
the laptop says it is connected but no longer sees the pc, and the pc shows a "!" and says unidedtified network, and cant see the laptop
laptop ip is set to 192.168.9.1
PC is set to 192.168.9.2
i have used multiple cables in both straight and crossover form.
i cannot ping the pc from the laptop, i get timeouts
i cannot ping the laptop from the pc, i get transmit failures
9 hours i have been trying to remedy this, i am ready to throw them both out the window.