I'm far from the most adept with computers and sure hope someone can help. I'm trying to set up a simple same room network to connect a laptop running Win 98 & a desktop running XP Pro , I want to be able to share files & printer as well as my DSL connection. The DSL modem is an Efficient Networks(Siemens) 4060 that is connected to the desktop with a USB cable, there is no ethernet (RJ 45) connection on the modem. Both computers have ethernet cards & I connected them using a commercialy made crossover cable. When I run the network wizard it indicates an open LAN connection, after checking it repeatedly I attempted to bypass that difficulty and set up the network anyway, all I accomplished after it ran was that my DSL would no longer connect from either machine! The XP restore feature managed to bail me out of that fix but I'm right back to square one, can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong? Thanks in advance for any assistance.