thanks for the quick reply, that sounds like a good idea, i dont have a Xover cable long enough but have modern NICs which apply to xover. (obviously this works when wireless is disabled)
I am using the built in Microsoft "Network" sharing on the lefthand side f the folder window.
How can i tell that to use the 10.0.0.1 address? maybe i need to drop the machine out of the homegroup? Win7 keeps trying to use the wireless address even though i've removed file sharing from the connection properties for the wireless adapter