I have three computers let us name 1,2 and 3 for reference. All have WinXP with SP2. Now when I connect computers 1 and 2 as a network they work fine. Also, when I connect computers 2 and 3, with the same cable that I used for 1 and 2, they work fine as a network. but, the problem is when I connect computers 1 and 3, with the same cable as used above, I get a message in the LAN icon stating that "A network cable is unplugged". This message appears in both the computers i.e. 1 and 3 and cannot be connected. I don't understand why and cannot form a network here.
Can somebody help me ?