So basically, I was given a decent windows machine for free, and I'm trying to convert it into a place where all our family's files can be accessed. However, I'm having a real tough time trying to connect to the windows 7 computer. I've tried Go>Connect to Server and put in "smb://" then the IP address (192.168.1.105 in this case), and I get the error message saying I should check my IP address and contact my system's administrator. Now, the part that baffles me the most is that in the finder left hand sidebar, I can see the homeserver and the other computer on the network. When I try to connect to either one of them, it takes a good 15 minutes then the computer gives up, even when I connect with the administrator username and password. Is it a problem with my computer? I've got them all on the same workgroup (MSHOME) and are connected to the same router.