I apologize if this has been asked numerous times, but I couldn't find any instances that truely reflected my current situation.
I'm attempting to get my mac to access the files on my PC, and set up an enviroment where they can freely exchange (primarily audio) data between themselves. Unfortunately, I'm new to networking and am not even advanced enough to establish a relationship between the IP addresses that will allow ping communication. I do know how to access the networking setup screens in the respective operating systems, but beyond that I'm at a loss (i.e. generating IP relationships that allow for these two machines to be on the same network, establishing appropriate subnet masks, etc). This is a very basic setup, with no printer or aspirations of greatness. All I need to accomplish is to have system A see system B, swap audio files and return.
Can anybody hold a novice's hand and give him baby steps to accomplish this goal.