Ok, lets start this off simple by me asking, what's the easiest way to network the following setup. 3 computers at location A 1 Computer at location B 1 Computer at location C All that's needed is that I share basic quicken files and other 'my docs' files with everyone on the network (all 5 computers). Oh, and one main printer at location A. Pretty straight forward. So, what is the easiest way to setup this network using XP Home? I've never setup a network with computers at remote locations but have setup several networks that are physically connected within on location. So my two main concerns is reliability and security. I want this to be as reliable as if the computers were in the same room, because from what I understand, location B or C could be unmanned so I just want to ensure that as long as the comptuers are on, file access shouldnt be a problem. The other issue being security is, this business handles a lot of confidential information and by networking remotely, I just want to make sure only people in the company can access the other computers at any given time. Any information on this would be appreciated.