So I got one of those kits from Wal-Mart on how to make your own length of Cat-5 cable from a 100 foot stock. I put it together according to the instructions and http://www.netspec.com/helpdesk/wiredoc.html
. According to the latter website I have the color scheme that matches two simultaneous cross-over ends. Which, should give me a 'straight through' cord.
The computer recognizes the cable connection, but the XP Dialogue box bounces back from 'Connected' to 'Unconnected' every few seconds. I've already double checked the ends and they look secure, is there some step I've missed or any troubleshooting techniques you all could offer?