my PC : P4 1.7 Xp my laptop : P4 Win 2000 both have lan cards tried to connect using a cable 100mbps also tried to configure ip address and put all drives in Sharing. a couple of times it got connected , i could view data on both end of each one. But could not transfer data. Also to view data on the other end it took about 2-3 minutes. my laptop gets connected easily with my office computer (without hub) and with the same cable. what might be the problem plz help me out.