We have a desktop running XP Pro and a laptop on Win2K. We have had them running a network quite happily in the past, until a reinstall was necessary on the desktop. Since then, we have been unable to get them to talk to each other. The network is wired and runs on an ntl cable modem and a Netgear router. We can share the internet connection happily, but XP will not see Win2K, tho Win2K sees XP. When trying to view workgroup computers from the pc, I get the message: Workgroup is not accessible. You might not have permission to access etc etc... and: The network path was not found. I should explain that we are both logged in as Administrator, with the same password on each system. I have run the network wizard many times, and even installed NETBEUI, just in case this helps. Out of interest, we installed XP on the laptop (the owner hates xp...) and we had exactly the same problem. XP's *coughs* firewall is disabled. We both run Sygate Pro, and that is not asking permission to send a packet or anything similar. Any help would really be appreciated, since I am about to go bald through pulling out my hair! Cheers!