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Ok we have a network at our buisness (lan) and two computers are networked together through a hub 3com 10/100 ethernet hub. Now the network works fine, our net., administrtor set it up. when the buisness finally got a laptop with integreated lan we purchaded a cat 5e rj 45 ethernet cable and attached it to the hub alon with the notebook. now at first i couldnt even get connected to the network, but then realized there was no dhcp client so i assigned a manuel ip address in the tcp/ip settings of the local area networks properties. the main computers ip address was set at 192.168.10.2 and the other comp. it was linked to was set at 192.168.10.1 both with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0. I configured my notebook for the following settings: i changed the ip address to 192.168.10.4 and i added a subnet mask value of 255.255.255.0. Now this finally worked....somewhat worked.... I have access to the secondary computer through the laptop but not to the primary computer. everytime i try to access the primary computer throught the lan a password dialog box comes up asking for a username and password...so thats where im stuck rite now... please help..... our productivity is being compromised!!