Right, I'll explain this as simply as possible. I cannot for the life of me get FTP working between my pc and xbox. My system is setup as follows: pc 2 NICs , 1 set for DHCP on my cable modem and 2 for internet sharing with my kids' pc, setup using WinXP Pro network setup wizard. I want to use the 2nd connection directly to my Xbox and I have set the ip settings thus: IP:192.168.0.2 SNM: 255.255.255.0 DGW: I have set the IP in the EX3 BIOS and Evox dash the same: IP: 192.168.0.3 SNM: 255.255.255.0 DGW: 192.168.0.2 (pc IP address) Now, when I connect both machines by X-cable, I get a connection but when I try to FTP from the pc to the Xbox, I get no connection. I know that data is being passed from the pc to the Xbox, because the time/date were set whereas they were previously not. I have searched through forum after forum after forum, guide after guide and found nothing to suggest why this would not work. I am now at the stage where I am ready to forget about the whole thing.