to physically connect the two computers? Wireless, cable, Router, Ethernet NIC?
Does each computer have firewalls which are turned on? (SP2 has the Windows firewall which is turned on by default).
Have you run the Networking Wizard on both computers?
Do each computer have the same Workgroup name?
Have a look at the guide to networking on this site;
I am having trouble confisuring a network with two new computers running XP Pro. I am getting a limited or no connectivity error message, I have tried the sp2 patch to no avail. MUST be operational...just tell me what to do and I will be in your debt....
the sob that set this network up is MIA, and we are in the middle of publishing a book...can't find anyone local to help