Ok here is the deal. I am tring to network my husband's computer and my computer so we can share the cable modem. Now i have done everything possible to netwrok these two puters, i even have tried walk throughs found online about how to network xp to 98 using a crossover cable. Here is the problem that still exists. I have the local connection wich works fine for the cable modem to the xp box, than the xp box has a second nic card wich i have the crossover cable connected to, i set up a local connection for that but it says a network cable is unplugged even though the cable is in there. I know all 3 nic cards work since i connected the cable modem directly to them to make sure, i dont beleive its the crossover cable considering when i called my cable company and asked about it the guy suggested i connect a regular network cable to the nic card on xp and it should not say a canle is unplugged, well i did that and it still said a cable is unpluged. Anyone have any ideas, we eventually will get a router and do it that way, but till than i would like to be able to get online with my computer, so any suggestions are much appreciated.