In a message dated 17/07/2006 15:53:08 GMT Daylight Time, gwinsk@xxxxxxx writes: I'm thinking of having a new machine, just for FS, when the FSX version surfaces.. It will need to access ADSL, for downloads and multiplay. I guess the existing machine will also need access, for email and non FS downloads. I can see myself turning to the list, for networking advice. But not just yet Gerry, I have 3 machines on my network, one is a rather elderly machine running Windows 98, the next is around 6 years old (runs XP Home) and is my e-mail machine, the third is around 3 years old (also runs XP Home) and is my flying machine. I plan to buy a new machine for FSX (running Windows Vista), at which point I'll retire the Windows 98 machine. I have broadband access from all machines via a router. I have set up all PCs to have their disk drives read/write accessed across the network, so if I download flying stuff to the e-mail machine, I can copy it across easily to the flying machine. When I fly on FPI I usually have Servinfo running on the e-mail machine, which was a life-saver when we had all those comms problems. The only area I had problems with was opening the correct ports on the router to enable me to see other flyers on FPI. By trial and error I eventually discovered the program on the CD that came with the router that did it, but it wasn't mentioned in the manual. I recommend you ask about this before you buy the router. Frank T.