Ok. My main pc (xp) conects to the net via a cat7 to the cable modem. Lappy (win 7) conects to the cable modem via wireless that part is fine and all works well the problem i was able to share files on xp box, so i could mod and view them on lappy. lappy was, as needed the printer box. all worked well.. xp box died and had to reinstall. both lappy and xp see the net.. however i cant get the lappy (win 7) to find the xp box. have tried everything i can think of, and even things i have read from here .