i just used the search button and checked the faq, but i couldn't solve this one myself. i have a direct connection, just 1 nic in my pc, and i use a cross over cable. (i've checked the cable and its working fine) this is how my config is. PC ip=192.168.0.2 subnetmask=255.255.255.0 XBOX ip=192.168.0.3 subnetmask=255.255.255.0 defaultgateway=192.168.0.2 the line status in evox says no link. and somehow when i check ipconfig it gives me all 0's, so i have an ip and subnetmask of 0.0.0.0 and the strangest thing is when i connect my "old" cable that goes to the cable modem and i check my ipconfig again it gives the correct ip adress.