Ive got a niggling networking query I have 2 PCs 1 Win2K & 1 WinXP. They are connected through Ethernet NICs a 4 port hub/router and to the internet via ADSL, the XP pc has a firewall & both PCs are on the same workgroup. I have intermittent difficulty seeing either of the remote computers completely (on both XP and 2k) other times just its shared folders through Windows Explorer and/or my network places. I can always PING both computers and when I have mapped drives at logon it can see and access the shares. When I looked at the Tracert tool it says the TTL is 128 (if the start TTL is 255 like my books say its taking 97 hops to go through my router) ?? is this normal? If I Tracert the router it only takes 1 hop i.e. TTL 254. Also, although I have mapped a drive to the XP and shared it from the XP printers folder when Im, on the 2K pc I cant see the printer through explorer that is loaded there although I can still print to it from the 2K pc The router and network is set-up as per manufacturing instructions that came with the router and Im at a loss? I can get things working but its not the best fix solution so I was wondering if anyone had any ideas? This situation is bugging me because I think I should know what the problem is and I just dont Im sure Im just missing something really simple. Any help would be gratefully appreciated!