Ok. I have two PC's hooked up to a BT Voyager Router (one via USB and one via Ethernet). I can see the other PC in network places, but im unable to access it. Whenever i try to open it from network places i get an error stating that the network path was not found (happens if i try to open the c$ share too). Not sure how to resolve this (dont network very often). I have already checked that the username and password on both are the same. any ideas? Thanks Fergal EDIT: I can ping the laptop from my desktop fine, but trying it the other way around doesnt work. have tried releasing and renewing the ip on both machines.