I have had a home network up and running for a couple years using Win98, WinME, Win2000. I now want to set up two machines running Win2000 with one running WinXP Home. The host machine is a Win2000 at the moment. The computer with WinXp has a built in NIC on an MSI K8N Neo2 mobo. I have a borrowed USB Nic as well to try and get it working. I ran network wizard on this machine and it wouldnt go on the net with the built in NIC. The borrowed USB one worked at the shop I got it from but will not work on my network. I have been reading and searching and cannot solve this. One site said there is a possible compatibility issue with WinXP and Win2000 for networking and mentioned changing the resgistry in the Win2000 machine. As my name says, I am a novice at this and am getting nowhere after several hours messing with it. Firewalls are turned off and print and file sharing are on. I have under Lan settings 'Detect proxy settings automatically'. It is DSL internet connection. Any suggestions ? Thanks for any help.