Printer sharing Windows XP

I've been trying unsucessfully to connect my laptop (running Windows XP) to my desktop computer (also running Win XP).  I'm using a Linksys WRT54G router to connect to my laptop using a Linksys WPC54G Wireless notebook adapter.  Both computers tell me they are connected to the network.  I've followed all instructions to the letter but can't seem to find the printer on the laptop.  Also shared folders cannot be found either.  Printer is set up for sharing and printer symbol indicated sharing also.  Any ideas?
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Find the ip address of each computer by running ipconfig from the command prompt. Attempt to ping one computer from the other. Ensure all firewalls are turned off (for testing) this includes norton internet security, zone alarm etc. try to connect to the other computer by ip address. Start, run, \\othercomputersip . Tell us any error message you receive, if any

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airmillerAuthor Commented:

Looks like the firewall is blocking the communications.  No errors!  Seems to be functioning normal with the firewalls off.  I'll look at setting the fire walls up and that should fix the problem.  thanks

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