Hello all ... its that time of the year when I get a wild hair up my but and decide to try new technical stuff. Normally its messing with my linux box but today I decided to try networking one of my HR24/100 boxes so I can partake of the all the free media content that I have seen advertised. Im a techie and networking is childsplay to me but for some reason I cant get this DAM box to communicate out to the internet (directv communication test) nor can I even ping the DAM thing. Anyway let me give you the details of my dtv setup and home network. My setup consists of 2 HR24/100 hd dvrs boxes and 2 H24/100 boxes. I dont subcribe to HD or the whole home dvr. My home has network jacks in every room and I use a linux box to provide network services(firewall,dhcp etc) to my home network. I have a set DHCP IP range that I use for my computers. Any non computer devices get set up statically(wireless access point,printers, gaming systems etc) by adding mac address into a table along with the static IP address I want it to have. Since the box would not compete its communication tests with just plugging in the network cable, I went into advanced networking and began setting things up to make sure it always gets the same IP. Then followed suit and plugged the info into the dtv box. Still no communication nor can I ping the box. I even changed out the cable. I see one light on the back of the dtv when I plug the cable in. Because this box is actually near my computer its plugged into a switch and I get see a light 192.168.0.120 255.255.255.0 Gateway address DNS (same as gateway address) I see the following on screen Ip OK Subnet mask OK Default gateway OK DNS OK Network Coax connected Internet Not Connected (22) Result Code 86-864 What am I missing ????