Ok, so I wouldn't say i'm a noob by any stretch, but this baffles me Situation: Trying to set up a NAS drive, a Buffalo Link Station, and everything on the LS is fine, including workgroup. So I go over to my Windows workgroup and I don't see it (I don't even see my pc). Ok, so M$ sucks, so I try to connect via Run -> \\ipaddy\share ... nothing. so Run -> \\justipaddy\ ... nothing. ok? ping the LS, works ?!? connect via web config, works... connect via ftp://ipaddy works. Try on another pc, works. wtf so I turn off QoS packet scheduler, (the only protocol other than Client for MS network and MS file and printer sharing), still nothing. go into services to see if anything wierd is going on, see that UPnP is not started, figured it would be good to have on, so I start it and I get error 1068... the dependency service or group failed to start. SSDL is a dependency so I go to start that and I get the same error, but this time the depency that didn't start is called HTTP. I get out my XP disc and throw on all components that even come close to networking and reboot. still nothing. I'm at the same point. I guess I could be going the wrong direction but both me and my very tech savvy friend tried to figure this out and have come to a deadlock. Any ideas? System: XP SP1 Asus A8N-E AMD 64 3700+ 1 GB GEIL DDR RAM connecting to a Linksys WRT54G v5 via LAN connected to it is the Linkstation HD-H250LAN I'm sure theres going to be more info needed so just get back to me. I can access it fine via FTP but of course I would like direct access as well. Thanks in advance.