They're both running Windows XP - Pro on the laptop and Home on the desktop. I ensured that both workgroups had the same name, and different computer names. I also ran the network setup on both machines but I still can't share folders between the two.
I'm assuming that once they see each other, I will be able to turn on printer/file sharing on the desktop and be able to print from my laptop. Is this a correct assumption on my part? [This is actually the main reason why I want to network the two - for printing purposes]
Both machines have 1 user setup as an Administrator.