OK.. firstly - if I'm in the wrong section of the forum move me fast I need help So, I've got my machine with the specs in my sig using PCI ethernet adapter #2 to access my cable modem. That is the one built into my motherboard... PCI ethernet adapter #1 is a NIC and has been sitting idle. I have finally decided to plug my ethernet cable to this NIC and then to the NIC in my old Pavilion - 500 mghz 192 mb sdram and about a 10 gig hd... yuck I know but I would like my wife to be able to access the internet from that machine while I am using this one.. share files and printers since I have a very cheap to operate commercial laser printer ont heold machine and the expensive to use officejet d135 on this one. The old machine is Win98SE... Is this gonna work? I've looked through the network stuff but I don't see what I need to do and even though Ive got SPF and decent security I don't want to "open up my own backdoor" while trying to make this work! Anyone who can tell me where to start?