Hi guys, Now I'm home from uni for Easter I thought I'd try to connect my 12" PowerBook to our Dell desktop running Windows XP. No problems over ethernet, although I've discovered that XP is just as flaky as Mac OS X on this issue. It was a little difficult at first, but I ended up being able to play 2-player LAN Unreal 2004 demo and share files. My first question: how do you enable a Windows computer (or any for that matter) only access your public folder? When I connected, I had to enter my user name and password and then I could access my entire home folder! Does this mean that, people on my uni network only needed to crack my password to have access to my entire hard drive remotely? That seems a little scary. Anyone know how to simply allow Windows users to see my Public folder (with no password required)? Secondly, is it possible to connect my Mac to the internet (dial-up) via my Dell computer through the ethernet connection between the two? There seems to be an option on Windows XP to set that up (one of those complicated Network Wizards) but it says "Cannot create network" everytime I try. I can't even connect for simple file sharing when I turn the internet sharing preferences on on my Mac. Any help on these issues would be appreciated, thanks.