Hello I am having what is probably a very basic home networking problem. I have two PCs with Windows XP Home running on them. They are both clean of viruii and spyware to the best of my knowledge. I have two network cards, one installed in each PC, and two modems, again one in each PC. The setup will hopefully work like this. One PC will have two printers attached to it, and the main copy of all the work files (Quickbooks, Excel, Word documents). I would like to share access to the printers and access to the work files on the other PC. Each PC should be able to modify the work documents seperately. Each PC will retain the right to go online individually, as there is only dial-up. The phone line setup is a dedicated fax/internet line, so each computer can dial in separately, but not at the same time. The second PC has both printer drivers installed and the programs used to access the work files. To connect the two PCs I am using a Cat 5E Crossover cable. I have tried running the Network Wizard to no avail. Perhaps I am not running it correctly. On the control panel -> Network Connections I have modified the IP address of the first network adapter to 192.168.0.1 and 192.168.0.2 on the second computer. Both have the subnet of 255.255.255.0 and the Network name MSHOME. Both computers have only one default user account, do I need to make administrator accounts on both PCs to make it work correctly? When I plug the crossover cable into both network adapters, the physical connection is recognized, however there is no success in sending packets or pinging from one PC to the other. Can anyone help? Am I missing an easy step?