Can anyone point me in the direction of a decent "how to" guide/check-list for setting up a home network? I have googled around, but there is such a mass of tekkie project stuff out there that i haven't found the simple solution I need. FWIW, I have a reliable XP desktop that I want to use as a fileserver, about 4 or 5 XP laptops, 4 printers and a Vista business desktop that I use as games machine. I just want to link the lot together to have central file storage and back-up, and printer-sharing. My flat has rooms - and the PCs - spread over three and a half floors, so I currently have to distribute broadband from the Netgear DG834 ADSL modem by using Advent electricity mains netbridges (which work very well indeed, by the way). The modem sits downstairs with the abovementioned XP desktop.