I have got two systems, both running windows XP. I have lan card in both. I wanted to connect the two computers to share the file and if possible internet connectioin. I used a crosswire and connected the computers, set up the required IP addresses, Subnet Mask, default gateway etc. Now I can see that the networking icon shows up on both the computers. I can even ping the two (192.168.0.1 and 192.168.0.2) from each other. However, I don't see the other computer-each computer show just itself on the network and I am unable to access files etc. on the other.
I am at my wits end. What is happening? What could be wrong? Help, please.