Hi~ I've set up a linux home network and had it for about a year without any problems and I'm trying to add a Win2k box to the network for legacy apps. I have done it before but it took me weeks to "discover". I didnt feel like playing with windows network settings after that, but a recent spate of BSOD meant I had to fresh install Win2k. The thing is, even though I managed to setup DNAT, rules, routing tables, samba and ICS etc. on Linux, I cant seem to get Windows to join the network for love nor money. The wizards really confuse the hell out of me and im not sure if after a reboot its on the network or not. OK, the linux network is all still in place, ive done a win2k fresh install + sp4, now what? I have; > ADSL modem. > a Linux Mandrake 10.1 server setup as a router and firewall. > Cisco 5 way switch. > Linux Mandrake 10.1 client + Win2k network client. I have tried to find help and examples through google and numerous forums of how i might achieve this, but most explain how to join a linux box to a windows network. Does anybody know where there is an illustated howto for joining a windows box to a linux network. That would be absolutely great!