Ok i have worked on a huge Novell Netowork at my school for two years now, one would think setting up a LAN with 2 computers would be a snap. THis is just no my day. I am trying to set up 2 computers to play Lord of the rings battle for middle earth. I made the network, and the one of the PCs is working a-ok. BUt the other one, is not going so smmothly. It is yelling at me saying that i have limited connectivty, and when i enable the network it gives the message "aquring network adress" and then tells me i have to repair my network. Done that with no result. BOth machines are XP home. its not the cable (i have a cable tester) and i have tries other ones. This is bugging me out, i have to be missing somehting small? Any Advice? Both IP adress look legit, nothing obvious that i can see. Sean BTW-in the game the good computer doesnt see the bad one in the game. However the bad one sees the good one.