okay, lightening blew my adsl modem chip up. so, after spending a lot, I know have another modem/router, the linksys wag54G. can't get it to talk to the xbox though. neither automatic, or manual, connection gets them talking together. have a wired laptop and a wireless laptop talking to the wag through dhcp. so why won't the xbox? the xbox error message is check cables. tried both automatic and configured IP addresses, nothing. noticed the enet port on the xbox seems to have the LEDs built-in. but nothing flashes. Has the lightening strike blown my xbox enet ? going though the adsl modem and out? surely not? why else would it not connect? what else can I try, yours, desperately (and annoyed)... Bonesy.