Folks, if you are going to comment on somebodies blog, particularly one like this that is often "technical" in some way or another, don't do the following. Don't insinuate that I'm a bit thick or something and thats why I had difficulty with a setup. Don't suggest fixes that I've clearly stated I managed to resolve months ago. Don't question why I went for one operating system over another (I AM A PROFESSIONAL WINDOWS SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR - DOES THAT EXPLAIN ANYTHING?????) And above all, don't finish it off by asking "any suggestions" to your own unresolved technical issue from this silly girl who god-love-her, has the neck and nerve to think she work in IT as a woman and be respected for technical skills!
PS Try using a fixed ip and map your drives to an alias rather than a physical address?