Hi Trikein thanks for the help.
1) on the desktop (Chuck) when I want click network I see a laptop Genesis and Carlie. When I click on Carlie I receive the message box that says Windows Security, Enter network credentials. enter your credentials to connect to Carlie and it has a username and password field. No matter what combination I put in, it doesn't work. So how do I find this information on each laptop? I may simply have a username or password but dont where to find this on the 2 laptops?This may not be the final problem but this is where I am currently stymied. Thanks!
1a) The Seagate I can connect to currently so that should be fine. I simply use to back up desktop
2) IP subnet IPv4 address (Chuck) 10.0.0.7, (Carlie) 10.0.0.4, Genesis 10.0.0.5 So obviously all different. Does this have anything to do with dynamic assigning or should I make these all the same? if yes how