Hello folks, newbie here. I'm a long-time PC user, but I was unable to resist the temptation of the Mac Mini. I've been having fun playing with things and watching icons bounce around, but I want to migrate some of my Windows stuff over (like M2 email archives) with something a little more elegant than flopping files on the iPod. I've had two problems: first, I can't change my workgroup in Directory Access. I clicked the little unlock icon, it asked for my password, I clicked "Configure" for SMB/CIFS, I changed the Workgroup to something else, but clicking OK doesn't do anything. The dialog thinger just sits there, mocking me. Well, my solution to this problem was making the XP machine's Workgroup "WORKGROUP", and I hoped it wasn't case-sensitive. Second, even after dutifully following the rest of the instructions, they still time out when connecting to each other. Reading my Mac files from Windows I could care less about, but I tried it anyway. Now, I know I'm missing something obvious, here, but I can't puzzle out what it is. I'm a total noob when it comes to networking of any kind, and after spending hours last night Googling and attempting to get this to work, I give up, and have come to ask for assistance. My physical network setup is a tad unusual. The Windows machine and the mini are both connected to a switch (Linksys 10/100 5-port Workgroup Switch, to be precise), which is connected to a plain old hub elsewhere in the house, along with the cable modem and a third computer. There is no router on this setup, all three machines have "real" IP addresses. The machines can ping each other, of course, and the Windows machine is running an FTP server that I was able to log in to from the mini. Firewalls are opened appropriately, even disabling them completely (on both machines) does not do the trick. I've read all of the documentation I can find, and am still confused. Can anyone shed any light on the subject?