I have a desktop PC which I use as a print server and backup device and a laptop as my main computer. Both are running XP sp2. I also have a belkin adsl wireless router to connect both to the internet. Everything works fine with the wireless network ie I can share files, printers etc. However, I wanted to copy a lot of files from from my laptop to my desktop so I plugged in an ethernet cable between the 2 machines and switched off the wireless on the laptop (to prove it was the ethernet I was using!). I can ping the desktop from the laptop and vice versa but cannot get to my network resources from either. I am sure I am missing something obvious but can someone help? PS I am using an ethernet cable that has 'UTP Patch' written on it. Is this suitable and will it be a crossover cable - if not would this still enable me to ping the other PC?