Posted 08 December 2010 - 06:07 AM
Yes you are trying to setup a network.
What firewall do you have enabled on the computers? When prompted at the end of the network setup wizard, did you choose to share any specific folders? It should have marked the "Shared Documents" folder to be shared by default, however right click a folder you want to share -> go to properties -> sharing/security -> look for something around there about sharing that on a network. I assume you're checking for the shared files in My Network Places -> The other PC ?
Are you getting any errors?
**Sorry in advance if my "wording" isn't perfect, I haven't used XP in a bit - I've been on Windows Vista/7 for about 2 years. But oddly I still remember the basics in setting up XP.