Encountering problem with crossover cable network

by bgill36 - 1/17/06 4:53 PM

In Reply to: Crossover cable by lweson--2008

I was able to network my desktop and laptop together using such a crossover cable and running Windows XP Pro network setup on both of them. It was working Ok but recently, a "Limited or No Connectivity" message appeared on the desktop which reads "You might not be able to access the Internet or some network resources. This problem occurred because the network did not assign a network address to the computer." Other details shown are:

Physical Address: 00-08-A1-24-6B-E9
IP Address:
Subnet Mask:
Default Gateway: Blank
DNS Server: Blank
WINS Server: Blank

I tried to fix the problem using the Windows network "Repair Command" but without any luck. Any help will be greatly appreciated.