Long time since I posted here. I know this is a long shot but I figured maybe someone here can help. I recently bought a Beige PowerMac G3 to complement my PM 6100 and I'm having some issues getting it to communicate with my network and it doesn't like to read ANY sort of disc. First off I'll start with the disc issue since I don't really need networking if I get it resolved. Any disc that I try to put in (even blank CD-R's) it reads as ProDOS OK and asks if I want to initialize it. Obviously I don't and can't. This happens no matter where I burn a disc. I've tried burning using OSX 10.4 and Windows. No matter what it recognizes the disc as ProDOS OK and won't read it. It reads my MacOS 8 and MacOS 9.2.1 discs just fine because they're official Mac discs but it seriously won't read anything else. I've looked online and verified that I have nearly all the extensions I need to read this and even my PM 6100 running OS8 will read discs I burn. The only thing I appear to be missing is "High Sierra Read Access" which is something that apparently came with OS8 but I cannot seem to find the extension on my OS8 disc. Second. Networking. No matter what I set in TCP/IP this thing will not connect to ANYTHING on my network. I'm doing this through the wired connection on the motherboard. It DOES show activity on my router and AppleTalk WILL communicate but with 10.4.11 I can't connect to it for whatever reason. Web browsers don't work for crap. It just won't connect. Any help you guys can offer would be appreciated. The G3 is running OS 9.2.1 as I'm trying to do some testing with OS 9.