File sharing between window and osx

Hello, I am trying to access files located on my windows box with my wireless mac (os x). They are both on the same router.

I have tried entering smb://(pc local ip) into finder and it can not seem to locate it. i also do not see anything when i browse the Network tab.

The pc does not see anything under the network neighborhood either.

However, if i enter the local ip address of the mac into ie on the pc, it brings up the mac (i have apache and php running on it) so i know they can see each other.

If you could offer some assistance in this matter, it would be great.
Thank you.
qwertqAsked:
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slyongConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Check both your windows firewall and Mac OS X firewall setting.  Do you allow for windows sharing in your firewalls?
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strungCommented:
See the two links at the left side of this page for details on setting up Mac/PC file sharing:

http://www.joelshoemaker.com
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qwertqAuthor Commented:
i found out it was actually my norton firewall.
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