I'm trying to connect to the backup machine which is on a private network in my lab. Basically this machine allows access only to computers that have the IP address listed as trusted in its firewall. So, I connected my Mac on the network (ethernet, not wireless). Entered my IP address in the firewall. After a little toying around, I finally got the Mac to connect to the backup machine but there is a problem. Main Problem: The backup machine is a Windows 2000 machine and has 2 drives: C and D. There is ONE folder on the C drive that is shared. It's buried somewhere - I had to actually search for it on the backup machine to find it. This folder, my Mac shows me. However, the folder that I actually NEED to connect to is on the D drive. This folder is shared too, but it does not show up on my Mac. What could be the problem, and what are the possible solutions? Sub Problem: I had to type in the IP address on my Mac - "smb://12.345.678.90". If I entered the IP address as "afp://12.345.678.90" (which is the default) I couldn't connect. I don't know much about networking, so if someone could explain what that SMB is, I will appreciate it. What is the difference between AFP and SMB that allows my Mac to connect to this particular computer only with SMB? Please help me out here guys! Thanks. Edit: BTW, I have 10.2.7 on my computer. I have ordered the Panther update and it should be here sometime next week.