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Micosoft Windows network (XP HOME)

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computechdan

on each of the machines...
start, run, msinfo32, note the system name

then start, run, cmd and attempt to ping the other machine by it's name

in the cmd window type: ping computername then hit enter.
replace computername with the system name of the other computer as u noted above

if it replies u have connectivity.

if not attempt to ping it by it's ip address.

using the same cmd window type ipconfig and hit enter.

this will give u the ip address of the machine.

then attempt to ping that address from the other machine.

post your results back here