First of all I would like to apologize if the solution to my problem is already posted on this site. I've been searching on and off for days and just can't seem to find the right one. I'm new to the Macbook and Mac OS X and to be quite honest, never been all that good with Windows either. The problem: access files and a printer that is physically attached to a PC with a Macbook. What's been done so far: 1. Bought and installed a Linksys WRT54G wireless router. 2. Physically connected the DSL modem to the router and the router to a PC running Windows XP home edition. 3. Ran the Windows network wizard. Named the PC Skippy and the workgroup WORKGROUP instead of the default MShome. 4. Created a new user for the PC with both username and password macbook. 5. Created a new share/folder on the PC called sharedocs and set the permissions so that anyone can access it. Results to date: 1. The Macbook immediately (magically) connected to the router (AirSkippy) and accessed the internet. 2. PC also seems to be working and finds the modem/internet through the router. 3. The Macbook can see the PC whenever I try the Finder application. (Finder...Go...Network..., Workgroup and Skippy always show up.) 4. Highlight/click Skippy, then I'm prompted for a username and password. 5. Enter a Windows username and password and get an error message shown below. 6. Enter my Macbook username and password get an error message shown below. The two type of error messages I've seen so far are ... Cannot complete operation because some of the data cannot be read or written, error code -36 OR The alias Skippy could not be opened because the original item cannot be found. 7. Tried to access the PC via Finder...Go...Connect to server smb:// and Skippy's IP address. Got one of the error messages. 8.Tried to access the PC via Finder...Go...Connect to server smb://workgroup@skippy/sharedocs/ Got one of the error messages. 9. Pinged Skippy's IP address and got some numbers back. (Good, right?) 10. Tried to find the printer with the Macbook printer setup utility. Click more printers etc. Can see workgroup and skippy but eventually get an error message when I click on/choose skippy. Seems like I can almost get to the PC but I'm just screwing up last step. Don't know if it's because I do not have the some firewall settings or permissions set correctly or if I'm screwing up on the grammar and syntax. Tried so many variations of the above that I'm completely lost now. Read on some website that I should reinstall Windows? Agh. Actually, I don't really care about accessing the folders/files on the PC at this point, what I really want is access to the printer. Should I try a wireless print server instead? Used to like my PC. Got the Macbook a few weeks ago, fell in love with it until I tried to connect everything. Now I just hate all computers. Help!