We have a situation where we have 2 IBM 6400 printers attached to the AS/400 with ethernet cards. We have had several problems and I have decided to let everybody (including IBM if you are listening) the problems we experienced. First the 2 IBM 6400s have 2 different versions off the microcode. The problems we experienced were not with the older version but with the newer version. These problems were: 1) Internal Ethernet Card does not allow the printer to be LAN attached and must be Remote. 2) When switching to an external Lexmark card (their NEW card), there seems to be some conflict between the parallel port and the Lexmark box when re-cycling the card (actually have to disconnect the card from the parallel port). When using an older version of the Lexmark card, the problems does not exist. 3) If you set the printer configuration to print a specific CPI the printer will ignore it and use whatever the spool file has. This happens with the new microcode because the option to turn off/on Host printing has been REMOVED. In order to make this work you must create/modify a Workstation Customizing Object. The reason we ran into this is that our accounting department (for whatever reason) wants to print certain reports from the AS/400 portrait. These reports are 132 characters wide. When you set the printer to print at 17.1 (or any other cpi) the spool file that is printing overrides this setting. Now, there are two reasons for this posting. The first is to maybe help anybody else that might want to do this with an IBM 6400. The second is the hope that someone from IBM will see this post and say "oops, we screwed up" and fix the problem. IMHO, removing an option for enabling/disabling host printing from a "Network Printer" is just plain stupid. Heaven forbid we, or anybody else, upgrade the microcode for the other 6400 to the current version. We only know of 1 function that has been removed, how many more are there. Just as a side note, the IBM CE that installed and worked on the printer had never seen this version of the microcode. I will let you all draw your own conclusions from that. I hope this helps anybody that is currently thinking of doing something like what we did. I can supply the WSCST source to anybody that wants it, just remember I did not created/modify it, our 3rd party support did it for us.