easy, really. Read all the networking/WMP11 PDFs and threads. Thank you Earl and Spanky! HR20-700 - latest national software release Windows XP Pro sp2 up to date Zone Alarm Pro firewall - not an issue WMP11 Linksys BEFSR41 4 port router (the cable modem, mine and my wife's PCs) cable modem (Cox) 50 ft of CAT6 (same price as the CAT5 so I went for the fatter wires) $18.95 at Frye's Electronics pack of cable clamps - $1.85 at Home depot layed out and plugged in the cable. ran network setup and succesful test set up sharing on the WMP saw the On Demand menu right away - no content, no Music and Pictures did an RBR - Music and Pictures shows up and plays! after an hour the DoD started populating. Thank You DBSTalk!!