You didn't mention if you wanted to connect to the internet using a cable modem or DSL. I will assume that is not in the equation but will allow for it at a later date.
The easiest way would be to purchase a wireless router such as a Linksys or Belkin. Both of your wireless cards should have no problem seeing the wireless network.
To make this as clean as possible you should verify that both machines have the same workgroup name (you do that through Control Panel, System icon, Computer name tab)
You will want to share a printer or folder on one or both machines. You connect to the shared resource on the other machine.
If you continue having problems reply and we will help.
Does anyone know how to set up a network between my computer and my husband's computer (both laptops with wireless)? I just bought the ZyXel wifi detector/wireless adapter and I know you can set that up, I'm just not sure exactly how. I don't always use it as a wireless adapter, as my computer already has a wireless card.
any help would be appreciated,