So I decided my family's "spiffy" (read: shitty) Gateway Celeron 333 might be a good place to dump some audio data if I throw a big cheap 5200 RPM drive in it and pick up a few ethernet network cards and a crossover cable. My audio system is a 1.1G athlon, 512 SDRAM, 15G ATA sys drive, 45G audio drive, Matrox G400 DH video, ABIT KT7 MOBO. So I proceed to install both cards, set up IP addresses, etc. For the life of me I can not get the Athlon to find the Gateway. Can't even "ping it." The Gateway, however, is working fine, finds the athlon machine right at login, sees all the drives, etc. I've tried everything my limited knowledge can think of. Changed PCI slots, reintalled WIN98SE on both machines. Uninstalled the cards and drivers and started over, (several times), arrrrgh! Anyone have any ideas, other than buy a big firewire drive. It's gotten to the point where I have to make it work or I'll go nuts! Know the feeling? $*^t, I used to just crack open another reel of 2".