Just before my Xbox goes out the window, I am trying to connect it to my laptop via an ethernet crossover cable into my laptop's ethernet port, there is ocasionally a connection of 100.0Mbps but mainly the limited or no connectivity warning can be seen. I cannot find where in the properties the ICS sharing bit is! The '1394 net adapter' has it but not 'Via compatible fast ethernet adapter' (which one is which?) I have inputted the two DNS addresses given to me by wanadoo and left the IP address, subnet mask and gateway blank and set for automatic\configuration. I have tried to follow the 'simple' set up wizard and also using the connect checklist at xbox.com and still no luck. when I press connect in the dashboard, it runs through the setup firstly confirming the cables were connnected then the setup ends and I get the metwork error message, this is where I now go aroung in circles. The connect status states the following: 1. Cables connected 2. IP not confirmed. 3. DNS not resolved 4. Xbox Live not found Please help because I want to be thrashed by some gobby 12 year old septic at HALO 2!!