MessageOk, here goes. I have a Win2k box acting as server, with a win98 client and a winXP client. Not too long ago I took the Win98 box offline because of some trouble it is having, totally unrelated to this problem. I had an older nic in the Win2k box that only allowed 10 Mbps speed. It ran perfectly, ICS worked just fine, only problem was speed. I installed a new nic, no problem... so I thought. If I leave the XP box set to obtain IP automatically, which is how it was set with the old nic on the server, then it can't find the server. But if I set the IP manually then they both can see each other, I can share all files, access the printer, etc., but when set to manual the ICS doesn't work. I'm sure it is something I overlooked because I am NOT a network person, but I went as far as my knowledge can go to find out what I didn't set correctly. Any suggestions/guidance definitely appreciated. Pam Pam, Ask away - If I don't know - someone at work will defnitly know and I can ask him, he's my boss - LOL ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ TTFN ? Vic Does anyone have experience networking using Win2k and the server? I have a question but not going to go into it if no one is able to help. Win 2k handles networking very different than Win 98 does. Pam To unsubscribe from this list send an email to pcductape-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface.