I have just purchased a new desktop with XP pro and I have been trying unsuccessfully to integrate it into my existing home network. This previously consisted of Win2K laptop & Win2k desktop, linksys router/switch and cable modem. The laptop is a work pc that is part of a domain (ENTERPRISE) the W2K desktop was configured with a workgroup (ENTERPRISE); I had been successful with my 2000 pcs getting access to internet through the router using DHCP and I was also able to read the drives and share resources among the PCs. Now although I am able to get at the internet from all PCs through the same DHCP on the router I am not able to share resources such as HDDs/files inside my LAN.
Is there a simple way to do this? I have seen some suggestions to enable NetBios...but I have also seen that this is vulnerable to outside attacks.
Can someone please describe the options I have available to me. I am reasonably sure that I do not wish to use ICS and that I also do not want everything going through my new XP pro machine. I really want to have a P2P network inside my router.