Make sure the XP firewall is turned off on both systems. A large number of people run into this problem for whatever reason.
I am having trouble getting my two desktops to share files and print.
I have a DSL connection to Westell Modem to Netgear Wireless router to 1st desktop computer running XP pro. The second conputer is connected by wireless pci card and running XP home.
I installed everthing and the internet works on both computers. The only problem is that I can not share files or the printer.
I ran the "set up a small network" wizard on both computers, and gave them both the same workgroup name...When I click on My networks, then add a network place, then browse they both see the other, but when I try to access the shared folders they both say that access is denied. (//family access us denied. You may not have access to this computer, check with the system administrator for access rights...)
SO NOW WHAT. Is is a firewall thing with the wireless router? Do I need to go modem, router, then to a wireless router?