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I am having trouble connecting two computers together with a CAT5 cable and two NIC cards. Computer A can ping the other one, but computer B cannot ping computer A. There is also a third computer which is connected to the network, and this can also only see computer B. I will be soon purchasing a new computer for upstairs and this will be called computer D, so also any tips on connecting this to the other computers would be great. Computer A is also running very slow lately, and keeps on freezing. Like the other day smoke started comming out of the fan hole at the back of the computer and smelt really bad, so i had a look on google and i said to turn the computer on and leave it for 5 hours while running as many programs as possible so i dont know what is happening there...

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If your going to connect these computers all together- I would suggest you get 4 or 8 port router and do it that way instead of from computer to computer.

As to your problem of connecting the computers- Did you use a crossover cable or a regular Cat 5 cable? To connect from computer to computer you need a crossover cable.

You will have a much easier time setting up a network with a router and it is much more secure. Set up via a router- connecting to the internet is not dependent on any other computer being on.

As to the smoke- can't help ya there.

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joshmc10000 said:
Like the other day smoke started comming out of the fan hole at the back of the computer and smelt really bad, so i had a look on google and i said to turn the computer on and leave it for 5 hours while running as many programs as possible so i dont know what is happening there...
Well, this was obviously a VERY BAD joke! :rolleyes: Anytime you see visible smoke from an electronic device, the FIRST step is immediate power off! You need to find out what is happening there, and letting it burn up is the expensive way to uncover the problem.
 
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