I'm trying to specifically set up my network so that I can connect my old XP machine and my Win 7 machine. \n\nI tried using the instructions here: http:\/\/www.howtogeek.com\/howto\/windows-7\/share-files-and-printers-between-windows-7-and-xp\/ but it simply did not work. \n\nI've connected both computers via Ethernet to each other, still didn't work. So now I've got them hooked up to my Gateway 2Wire Modem-Wireless Router combo. I simply can not get these two machines to recognise each other on the network and I really want to get them to talk so I can start transferring my data.\n\nEdit: I dont have a printer to share - don't bother with that stuff please.