18 Jul 00 21:30
I recently setup a Win2k Server here at home to experiment with so I dont have to do it our live web server at the office.
I am having a major issue in getting a network card to work in this machine.
I have a cable modem also that I am hooking up to the computer using the Kingston network adapter that came with it.
The Kingston adapter seems to work fine. I can access the internet with it, and if I plug it into the LAN I can see all of the other computers that I have on my LAN.
However, I have a stack of network adapters, some claim to work on Windows 2000 that are giving me grief.
They install properly, and I can ping the IP number that is automatically configured for it, and I can set the IP number manually and ping it. However, I cannot ping any of the other computers on the network.
I know that I am access the network somehow, because if I set the IP number of this card to the same IP number of one of the other machines, it will give an warning on that machine that another machine is attempting to use that IP address. But trying to ping anything else gives destination host unreachable.
Im about to start plucking my hair out by the handful, so please give me a pointer or two if you can. :-)
I should mention that I have tried running these cards by themselves and with the Kingston in at the same time and the same results.
The other thing that might be relevant is that the Kingston was the first adapter installed on the machine, so it has the label Local Area Connection, while the card I am trying now has the label Local Area Connection 8. (yes I have tried 7 other network cards and none of them work.)
I would just give up and buy another Kingston card, except that nobody sells them around here.
Some places do sell the Intel card that has the same chipset, but Im reluctant to buy a $119 network card and find that it doesnt help.
Any ideas would be super appreciated