I have a Linksys router ( WRT54GS ) and Linksys wireless USB dongle ( WUSB54C ). At this point I do not have a cable modem or anything, I simply want to use the router to talk between the two PCs. I have a hardwire from one PC to location one on the router. The other PC has the dongle. Currently I have both PCs set to static IP, one at 192.168.1.2 and the other at 192.168.1.4. From each PC I can ping the router ( 192.168.1.1 ) but I cannot ping one PC from the other. Whether it makes a difference or not I do have Norton NIS on both machines. I have tried turning off and disabling a range of IPs but with no luck. Both machines are running XP Pro.
One further thing, not knowing much about networking I have tried the router in both 'Router' and 'Gateway' mode. Still no success.
This certainly seems easy enough but I have 'wasted' around ten hours trying to resolve it.