Hey I'm having some problems with a crossover cable. I'm connected to a modem router which I'm connected to the internet through. My mate is round at the moment to play some LAN games and we didn't have a long enough ethernet cable so we got a crossover but we're having problems. Basically when he starts up his PC and it loads up, he gets a little "!" by his Local Area connection indicating he's on limited access. I think I need to manually assign him a IP and DNS address as my router would normaly do that but as he's connected to my PC, it can't. What information do I need to obtain, where do I get it and where do I enter it? Any help is highly appericated, we're sitting around waiting to game Thanks Edit I just looked in my Workgroup and I can see his PC, how annoying! It asks me for a password and says my access is rescricted, how can I remove this? Btw we'd disabled firewalls on both PC's (not windows) and it still don't work.