Ok Im back with this one and really pissed off now! I had an iBook and a G5 both accessed the net via Airport and both would 'talk' to each other effortlessly - no set up required. I sold the iBook and bought a MacBook. Well this is when my problems started. Both macs can access the net via Airport no problems. The problem is the MacBook seems to see the G5 fine (most of the time) but the G5 cannot see the MB. Only when I piss about with the settings does the G5 see the MB but then the MB cant see the G5 and it was a **** to access it anyway. Originally with the iBook and G5 set up all I did to access one or the other was open a new finder window and click the network icon. Then the mac I wanted to connect to would appear in the window and I could connect. This happens fine on the MB but not on the G5, although it used to. I hope you are still following me here. Something I have noticed that there is an 'eject' icon next to the network icon on the MB but not on the G5 (although it used to have one). Why would this change and how can I get the icon back? I can connect fine using 'Go to Server' but its a pain in the ass and I want to be able to do it described above. Someone please help. I have posted this problem before many times not just on MR and at the time the problem seems to be sorted and then it goes tits up again. This time I want a definitive resolution and I will kill anyone to get it. Please help.