My first post here so please be gentle. Before I go on further there is some back story that I need to tell.
I'm trying to play games using OPL and a crossover cable connected to a laptop since it gives the best performance barring an Internal HDD. Since my laptop has been giving me problems, I decided to use my sister's laptop to do a test run.
Following the guide I've set the PS2's IP to 192.168.1.10, subnet mask 255.255.255.0 and GW 192.168.1.2 and the laptop's IP to 192.168.1.2.
At first when I accessed the Network item on the OPL menu, the Network loading number jumps from 5, to 2 and then freezes at 1. I did some searching on this forum and figured out that it may be the modchip. I disabled it (double tapping the power button) and it worked like a charm. I can play games with minimal stuttering.
I played for a few hours until I was satisfied that it had no problems before I unplugged the crossover cable from my sister's laptop and connected it to mine, using the exact settings as my sister's laptop.
I disabled the modchip, accessed the network games option, the network loading number jumps from 5 to 2 to 1 but this time, instead of loading the games list, the number freezes at 1, as if the modchip wasn't disabled.
I made sure the modchip was properly disabled but it still freezes at one. Giving up, I re-hook it to my sister's laptop and to my surprise, it works perfectly.
I suspect that it's my laptop but I don't know what exactly is causing it. Can anyone give me a hand?