Weird LAN problems. Here's what I desperately want to learn how to do. My brother and I want to play WC III together. I have two pcs in my room hooked together with a ethernet cable. What steps should I follow to guarantee a positive result when trying to play a LAN game together? My setup was working once I had turned off the firewalls. But I once started up the computers w/o the cable and it hasn't worked since. I do have a wireless connection on my laptop that I once tried to share unsuccessfully for some reason. (not a big deal though). When this WAS working, my wireless connection had to be turned off. This may be part of the problem... I tried telling XP to make my ip 192.168.0.1 and the other 192.168.0.2 with the mask being the 255.255.255.0 usual and nada. When connection appears to be "working" according to windows, but when I open it up to see the packets, nothing is going. No lights are flashing. Nothing. Only when I ping does anything occur. It seems my setup will ONLY send packets, never receive. Pings do work as they should which is the really weird part. Since pings work it can't be a hardware issues can it? This is quite irritating.