Hi there, I hope someone can help me! I'll try and keep this short and concise: First problem: Osx windows networking was not working, the only way to fix it each time was to go into the system prefs, disable networking, then re-enabling networking. Doing this allowed my other computers to access the mac, but I had to do this every time, after every reboot. - I thought that installing SMBup (http://eduo.info/apps/smbup) which installs the old samba system that snow leopard used, would fix my problem - Now: Samba doesn't automatically start either! I have to load the SMBup control panel every time I turn on my mac, and tell it to start the service again. And sometimes it will just disable itself randomly. Summary: It seems I am having the same issue whether I use the default osx lion networking, or samba - the network service just won't start unless I force them to. Please! some osx guru out there, help me out!