We recently switched from dial up to DSL (Verizon). While on dial up, our computers were networked via Windows XP and a crossover cable running between the two computers, using nic cards. Since getting the DSL, we have not been able to network the computers. I have tried different cables, different nic cards and assigning TCP/IP addresses to the computers. Nothing works. It appears that the host computer is sending, but the guest computer is not receiving. This is very frustrating, since I have been working on it for a week or more and my spouse keeps using my computer for the high speed and I am without the computer for most of the time. Is it just impossible to link the computers with a crossover cable? Please help, I am at the end of my rope.