Hi !!>> I havent used my xbox in about 7 months, but decided to try and set it all backup again as there seems to be loads of decent games on the market >> snooker 2004 > I no I am sad ! (!)Any way as far I can remember in the past I used a long 2 way cable which 1 end plugged in 2 the back of my xbox ethernet port and the other end in 2 a PCI card slot I have on my PC. sorry I dont no wot it is called >> I am guessing a cross over cable ? Well over the last months I have started to use a router as my main internet connection, so I am wondering If I am now forced to make my connection with my xbox threw my router ?. I cant tell you much about my router as there doesnt seem to much info on it any were on the web, all I no it has around 5 or 6 ports in the back of it. I have just tried to hook my xbox up to my PC using the cross over cable method mentioned above > (!) and I am getting some kind of error with the connection. "status" > limited or no connectivity. I am guessing again this is proberly caused due to a conflict with my router ?? any way wot advice can you give me so I will be able to connect to my xbox like the good old days ?? do I have to go threw my router ??? just that I havent got a clue on how to forward ports etc thanks for help guys !!!