Hi Larry, thanks for your reply. Can get past the opassword, so thanks, not that! That was really a combination of frustration and lack of knowledge!
The LEDs on both cards are on solid, all the time.
Have spent a lot more time trying to understand my problem, and find the following:
On booting both machines, SOMETIMES I can find the other computer, and sometimes not. This is true in both directions.
When I CAN find the other computer, sometimes I can get as far as the C drive and printer, but they will not open – the message is ”The network name is either not found on the running network, or is incorrect” Coming out of that, I get “The network name cannot be found”, Then “(Valspc) is not accessible. The computer sharename could not be found” or “The network is not accessible” .
Sometimes only one computer can find the other, and sometimes they will both find each other.
On ONE memorable occasion, I was able to access the files in the other computer and play a Wav !!!!!
The only other strange thing is that when I do get access to the other computer, both computers are listed under “Network (or neighbourhood network)” as well as Entire network --- Workgroup ---PCs
Can you guide me?