Hi I hope this reaches the list b/c it seems like my last few posts didn't get through. Anyway, I finally got my file sharing thing working, but now I'm paranoid about my firewall protection (Zonealarm Free Edition, regularly updated). I have it on both computers but i have it on medium setting for internet on my desktop (the primary connection). I use internet connection sharing to use the net. i usually use high setting for my desktop in internet zone but that would mean i can't access internet on my laptop. i have the ip address of my network adapter under the trusted zone on the zonealarm on my desktop. can anyone help me figure out how to keep zonealarm at the high setting and still be able to access the internet on my laptop? i thought i did everything in the zonealarm help guide but maybe the ip address i used is incorrect for trusted zone. i used belarc advisor to find the ip. thanks to anyone who tries to help :) __________________________ 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.