Hello all! All right, I’m hoping someone around knows the answer to my problem. I’ve been reading through the posts for a few weeks now (off and on) and have heard of my problem being mentioned, but to date have never found an actual solution to what is happening. I’ve got 3 computers, all running XP Pro, all recent “clean” installs (within the past two months). Since the beginning I have been having trouble connecting all these computers for file sharing. For descriptions sake let’s just call these computers A; B; & C. Computer A is my primary computer (daily worker, etc…). Computer B is my second computer, use it for graphics, games…. Computer C is my sisters’ computer. Now I don’t think I’m a total idiot, but you guys may very well prove me wrong . When I’m working on my primary comp, (A) I can connect to my sisters (C) no problem; but computer (B) does not show up on the network at all. Of course since I can’t connect to (B) from my primary computer, I also can not connect to computer (A) from my (B) computer. …. Don’t lose me know, even as I’m rereading this it sounds a bit confusing…. Another weird quirk about this is even though I can connect to my sisters computer (C) from my primary computer (A), she can not connect to mine; kind of like a ‘one-way’ street. Before posting here I went through my settings (about a hundred times) just to make sure that it wasn’t something stupid like that, even though in the end it will still probably end up being a setting! All three computers have the following: - XP’s ICF = off - ICS = off - File and printer sharing = checked on - Workgroup = ATTBI.COM (all exactly the same). - All have simple file sharing enabled and all hard drives are being shared (through properties and the ‘sharing’ tab). I’m sure there are more settings that you’d like to know about, but I’m just at a loss for the moment on what else to include. Let me know and I’ll be happy to repost. The only thing that I’ve been suspicious of is my cat 5 cabling. I’ve crimped them all; I don’t really know if there’s a specific color code that I have to follow to make them all work properly, but lately I’ve been thinking that it could be a potential problem… all three computers share my cable connection just fine, so it would ‘seem’ as if the cables are working…. Either way, any suggestions any of you may have I would be really appreciative of. Thanks in advance, hope this post wasn’t too long! Hehe =) -Matt M.