I recently set up a network using a crossover cable between two XP home computers. The network works great for file and print sharing. I originally shared my dial up connection for the internet; but got sick of the primary computer regularly self dialing the internet for no apparent reason. I changed the configuration to have direct dial up from each computer. The new computer has challenges with the connection. It doesn't connect easily and the speads are slower than the other computer on the network. Sometimes real slow. My biggest problem is that it regularly tries to sign on to the internet for no apparent reason. The other problem which is probably related is that when my internet connection is establishing before it connects it "Registers with the Network" That doesn't seem right. Is there something I can do? I read through all of info on this site prior to asking, so I appologize if it is a stupid question. I'm just too new with networking to be able to figure out some of the basics. Thanks for any help.