I think you right click on network neighbourhood and select properties, then you select TCP/IP and click properties. Turn "automatically get IP" off, and set the IPs on each machine to 192.168.0.1, 192.168.0.2 ... etc. and set the default gateway on all of them to 192.168.0.1. Always works for me.
Originally posted by iain
the cards have all been installed with the correct drivers and protocols, according to the transmit leds on the back of the ethernet cards they are transmitting. According to the status lights on the hub they are linked and active - widows can see the machines after a few minutes.
if i try and move files it crashes, if i try and browse the other machine it crashes
all file sharing and permissions are set correctly - what is going wrong!