Morning everyone. I sure hope someone can help me, because I've been at this for hours and hours with no success! I am a college student living in a dorm room, and my workgroup contains all the computers in my residence hall (around 150 computers). What I would like to do is network 2 computers together within my residence hall (mine and someone else's) without all the other people in my building having access to our computers. When I try clicking on other students' computers in the workgroup, it asks for a username and password - this would be just perfect. How can I require a username and password, to access our two computers? A bit of background: both of our computers are running XP Pro, and I don't log into windows when I boot up my computer (I was thinking that perhaps having to log in to my windows with a password would fix my problem, but I don't know). By the way, I normally think of myself as rather well-versed in computer lingo, but it would appear that everyone here is a networking pro, and they say all kinds of things that I don't understand. So, in your response, could you be rather specific (ex. step by step instructions, easy to understand language, etc). Thank you very much for your help.