hi, thanks ron for the suggestions on products to buy. i ended up getting talked into a wired network instead, which was for the best b/c wireless is pretty pricey anyway. i'm having trouble reading the files on my laptop. i have a microsoft pci adapter in my pc, a crossover cat5 cable, and integrated card in laptop. i followed the instructions on the setup network utility and i have a workgroup but i don't see the computer in "my network places'. i also can't see files on either computers even though i have file and printer sharing enabled. i also can't get on the internet on my laptop. __________________________ Lene Pagsuguiron lene@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx lpagsugu@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx lpagsugu@xxxxxxxxxxx --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? SBC Yahoo! DSL - Now only $29.95 per month! For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.