hi all, ive been trying to get a small network set up for file sharing for a while (not connected to the internet) and have had alot of problems, especially with the vista and windows 7 machines. I was using standard netgear hubs and tryed a few, all with the same problems. as an experiment, i plugged in an old belkin router, and they seemed to work! im wondering why i couldnt get it running properly with just hubs, is it the fact the the hub isnt intellegent and the computers on the network needed to have ip's assigned by the router? cheers!