I think I just figured this out. I have successfully networked my win7 laptop to the new mini. I set on side to compare against the network drive on the mac \\MINIMAC\share edit- It worked this after noon but later when I tried again it failed. I have not been able to reconnect windows to the mini. Still trying, I am playing with the settings on both machines, it was strange because I didnt change anything after I got it setup. hopefully I will figure out how to better network these computers tomorrow.