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Want to network 3 W2K and 2 XP machines...?

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I'm running 3 Windows 2000 Pro and 2 Windows XP machines in a small office.  They all have online access through a cable router.  I want to be able to use file/print sharing and need a few pointers.

I know I need to:
1)  Assign unique computer names under the same workgroup but one W2K machine will not allow me to name the workgroup despite full administrator access....?  I read something about "installing networking"....?  So far the following are installed:
Client for Microsoft Networking (isn't this the networking I need?)
QoS Packet Scheduler
File and Print sharing for Microsoft Networks
NWLink netbios
NWLink IPX/SPX/netbios compatible transport protocol
TCP/IP
Seems like those should more than accomplish what I need.
2)  Despite the fact that they are somewhat networked already, do I still need to assign unique IPs (192.168.0.*)?
3)  If so, do I need to create a new/seperate network connection to accomplish this since they now obtain IPs automatically?

Those are the basic points I'm stuck on.  If I missed anything else please advise.  Thanks to all.
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