when it comes to networking, i'm pretty much a novice. what i need is to have a folder on my win7 machine that i can assign a URL to so i can access files from anywhere. between win7 and my router (D-Link DIR-655), i would think there is a way to do this without any extra software. someone please do your best to give me setp-by-step instructions. :squareeye edit: do i use the virtual server option on my router?