First, are those computers connected to the internet? If they are, How? That will determine what gear you will need in a way. If they are not connected to the internet then the answer is easy; a $20.00 4 port switch. Several companies make them to include D-Link, Linksys and Netgear and can be found anywhere. Run Cat-5 cable to the switch from each computer and now they are connected. Share your printers, folders, Programs or what ever you want. Do a small amount of reseach on running Private IP address on both computers, an IP is what computers need to communicate with each other and there are some rules that have to be followed. If one or more of those computers are connected to the internet then how? If you have High speed internet without a router then you should get one . They can be found now for $40.00 on sale and it will take care of your networking issue also. Most these days have a built in 4 port switch incorporated into them. Well Good luck and post if you have any more questions
I have two computers now. I would like to connect both to my 3 printers, a flat bed scanner, and a film scanner.
Both computers are running XP, and all devices are compatible with XP.
What device/brand of equipment would I need to be able to use both computers with each device?
All peripherals use USB 2.0 connectors.