Hi every body first of all I want to say sorry for my english, it is not very good second, i want to connect to pc's by a cross cable, I have connected them directly by the cable, then go to the proberties of 'My network places' by right click on the mouse and then choose 'setup a home or small office network' and follow the instruction. The operating system on tow computers is Windows xp sp2 I have an external adsl modem I have changed the ip's to 192.168.0.1 192.168.0.2 I have stopped the firewall The workgroup is the same at tow computers My problem is every time i have enabled the connection a message 'your network cable is unbluged' is appeared despite that i have tested it on a tester. what is the problem???? is there any help?? thank you very much.