I wasn't sure how best to title this thread. Anyhow I've got two emacs connected to the net with a router. There was a bit of lightning problems and the power went out. One mac was unplugged and one wasn't. The one that was plugged in had all the internet setting removed. After reconnecting with auto configure I eventually discovered that one of the ports on the router is not working. Ok so I used a different port. Then I discovered that the other emac is now not connecting to the net. Anyway I've bypassed the router and I'm just connecting each emac one at a time to see what the problem is. This is what is happening. I plug computer A directly into the Modem, go to network setting and add a new location then select "TCP/IP" then configure "Using DHCP" then "Apply" and I can see that an IP address comes up, then a Subnet Mask address then a Router address and I can connect to the net. However when I try the same sequence on the other computer with it directly plugged into the modem, and click "Apply Now" I get an IP address, a Subnet Mask address, but I do not get a Router address come up and I cannot connect to the net with it. I don't understand this at all. I'm bypassing the router that I use to usually have both computers connect to the net. So when I try each one individually one of them shows a router address and one doesn't????? I hope this is clear.