I'm trying to view my local web site at http://188.8.131.52/~kle/index.php, where 184.108.40.206 is the ip address of my G4 powerbook, without a network connection, but it doesn't work. The web browser keeps looking and looking, but no response. I noticed that when I go to the System Prefs and view the Sharing Options, the "Web Sharing" option is "On," but my IP address is not present at the bottom of the screen... When I click the little "edit" button next to the empty space to go to the "Network Setings" pane, the IP address is there where it should be... When I connect a live CAT5 wire to the ethernet port and reboot, the IP address appears in the "Sharing" pane when I go to look at the prefs again. Can anyone tell me how to get my G4 Powerbook/500 to start web sharing services even though I don't have a live CAT5 connection? It's annoying to try and design a web page and not be able to see it... Thanks in advance!