I have a real problem that so far has eluded an answer. I have a home network via both ethernet cable and wifi. my office has 2 computers. one has the ethernet connection and the other uses wifi. However, I want to connect the two computers as well through an ethernet connection because i sometimes have to transfer large files between the two computers. Wifi will not work well, so on my main computer i want to use ethernet 1 to connect to the network and ethernet 2 to connect to my imac. MacPro: ethernet 1 to network ethernet 2 to imac Imac: wifi to network etherent 1 to macpro i've tried to reset the DHCP lease on both machines. i'v also tried to set manual locations. none of this works. I keep getting the dreaded "self assigned IP" on both machines. Should I do this manually and if so how? Thanks Greatly!