I'm a network noob. I have two computers (one winxp, one win2k) networked through a d-link 614+ router. One computer is directly connected, the other uses a wireless receiver. I want to make the network as secure as possible, since the computers are sharing a lot of important files (financial stuff, etc). I have enabled 128 bit Hex encryption through the router. I also wanted to set it up so if a user on one computer tries to access the other, they need to enter the password. So I set up different users on each computer, with passwords. now, when the win2k user tries to access the winxp machine, they are prompted for a password. but when the winxp user tries to access the win2k computer, they are not asked for a password. so i have a few questions... 1) does it sound like i'm doing things right? 2) is setting users and passwords really going to secure the network, or is there a better way? 3) is there any way i can set it up so that I don't have to log in when the machine boots, but I do have log in to access the remote computer? thanks for your help.