Hi folks,, here the dilemma! just inherited a new computer and i thought well maybe seen as i my dad's gonna need one i would network the two together without using a HUB baring in mind im running XP Home. Heres the things i purchased; 1.a Q-TEC 590N PCI NETWORK CARD capable of changing from 10/100mbps. Theres already a intel 10mbps card installed in the HOST. 2. A standard crossover cable ive tried everything humanely possible to install the new network card and get it to work and it just isnt happening! the error is "network cable unplugged" although the cable is brand new! ive tried the card in all the PCI slots and removed all my other PCI adaptors and messed about with many settings to no avail; also tested this card in the host computer and had the same result, it cannot possibly be the Adaptor because its the second one ive had and i replaced the other one at the shop for peice of mind. I even disabled the ACPI to standard PC and still the same "network cable unplugged"! Could there possibly some Xp compatibility issues or am i missing something?? can anyone help?????????????