OK, I know there are loads of FTP posts out there but I have read them all and I am getting nowhere. Here is my situation. I am running windows XP with a USB modem and trying to use my NIC card with a cross-over cable to connect to the XBOX. (matrix modchip) 1st idiot question: I am using my intel 8255x-based PCI Ethernet Adaptor. I asume this is the NIC card.? When I plug the cable into the XBOX, XP recognises the local area network connection. It also recognises when I disconnect the cable. It shows it as connected and running at 100mbps. It also shows that packets have been sent on this connection but none recieved. I have changed the TCP/IP properties of this connection so that it uses the following: IP - 192.168.0.1 Submet - 255.255.255.0 Def Gate - 192.168.01 (I have tried this blank as well) I have created my Evox boot CD and when booted up the settings on the XBOX are: [bold]NETWORK SETTINGS[/bold] type - Static IP - 192.168.0.3 Line Status - 100/FULL DUPLEX Ethernet Mac Addres - 00:50:F2:92:07:69 Setup Network - Yes Static IP - Yes IP - 192.168.0.3 SubNet - 255.255.255.0 Def Gate - 192.168.0.1 (same as computer IP) DNS - 0.0.0.0 DNS - 0.0.0.0 [bold]BIOS SETTINGS[/bold] version - unknown kernel - 1.00.4977.01 XBOX Hardware - 0000002 [bold]FTP SETTINGS[/bold] Enable - Yes Password - xbox IGR - Yes [bold]RD TOOLS SETTINGS[/bold] Enable - Yes Name - Evox IGR - Yes [bold]CLOCK SETTINGS[/bold] Jump To MS Dash - No Jump If No Link - Yes 24hrs - Yes SwapDate - No [bold]MISC SETTINGS[/bold] IGR - Yes ------------------------- [bold]XBOX-roks[/bold] stated that the NIC setup needs to be shared for a crossover cable. How do I set this? If I ping the xbox (192.168.0.3) I get no response. If I ping my PC from my PC (192.168.0.1) I get no response, but this maybe valid I dont know. Do you need to be connected to the internet for this to work? I have also tried booting up the XBOX and then the PC as suggested but this made no difference. [bold]neonbox12[/bold] who has the same problem stated that he got around the problem by using the Network Setup Wizard. I have had no luck with this so does anyone know how he/she did this? [bold]marauder[/bold] also posted some xbox settings which included the following: skipifnolink = no setupDelay = 10 I dont seem to have these. Are they required and if so in which section? If I try to connect via FTP I just get the usual connection timed out. The fact that the ping fails suggests I am not connected but the link is showing at the top of the xbox setting. Someone else suggested all IGR settings should be NO. Will this really make a difference? Any ideas whats going wrong? [bold]Seamonkey[/bold]? I am getting desperate now. I though after finally getting the modchip aligned that the hard part was over! I still have a hard drive waiting to be installed as well! Thanks in advance for any help. Much appreciated.