big problem, i have. the setup. 2 machines, i shall call them 'shop' and 'home'.... both are the same configuration. D945Gnt mobo Intel Original P4 HT procs Intel 512 MB Hynix 160 GB Seagate. there is a microphone connected to the home comp. i need to listen to the 'home' mic from the shop - as soon as i turn on the shop comp - so pressing any keys / mouse or logging in, for the link is out of the question. is there any software that will do this?? Ark.