home networking

I have been trying to connect my laptop to my desktop via a ethernet cable. It is not recognising the connection.I have done a ipconfig and it tells me that media is disconnected

  johnnyrocker 13:23 02 Jun 04
  recap 13:47 02 Jun 04

Are you using a crossover cable or a straight through cable. It should be a crossover cable.

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  Rogerfredo 14:17 02 Jun 04

I take it you have run the networking wizard?
If your OS is XP you may need to turn off the firewall temporarily.

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