I am having some severe problems with a Power MAC G4 running 10.2.8 (6R73) that has dual GHZ processors and 512 RAM. This beautiful machine was sitting on the shelf for over 6 months. Brough it out for a new hire and plugged her in and I am having severe network issues. I have read all the hub bub about the ethernet problems with the intital release of the 10.2.8 package. I have followed all the fix ideas. I am still experiencing huge packet loss and a sel assigned DHCP IP in the 169 range. I have installed all the updates for 10.2.8 from Apple. I tried an older version of the Kext file described in so many of the musing about the original release of 10.2.8. What else can I do? Will 10.3.x help? Will some kind sould help?