I have a desktop pc with Win98 and a laptop with WinXP(Home). I have\nthe two machines connected with a crossover cable and have set static\nIPs on both. The problem is I can map network drives from the XP to\nthe '98 machine and use the printers connected to the '98 box, but\nwhen I try to access the XP machine from the '98 machine I get an\nerror ('network not available'). I can ping the XP box but cannot see\nit in Network Neighborhood. I have verified that the firewall is\ndisabled on the XP box and have TCP/IP, File and Print Sharing\ninstalled on both machines. I have a feelig that this is something\nsimple and I am just not seeing it. HELP please!!!!