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We recently installed a new internet router in our house that doesn't support HPNA, so my desktop computer has lost all access to the internet, but my laptop can connect through wireless. As a result, it seems that I've somehow lost my ability to access my shared folder on my pc (running Windows XP Pro w/ SP2) from my Powerbook G4 (Mac OS X 10.4.7) through an ethernet cable. I was able to connect the computers with the cable before yesterday. I was hoping that I could connect my PC to the internet through the Powerbook's wireless connection.

When I try to connect my laptop to the server, I get the error message: "The Finder cannot complete the operation because some data in 'smb://......' could not be read or written. (Error code -36)"

Both computers have been unable to ping each other since yesterday. I did a system restore, and my firewalls are turned off, but I haven't been able to make any progress.

I kinda doubt that the problem is the cable, but I'm going to try a different one tomorrow.

Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Ok.... I got a USB wireless router for my PC, and now the ethernet cable works. I don't understand why I have to be connected to the internet to network my two computers though.... :whistling:
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