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Windows XP/Home Laptop Not Connecting

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I have two brand new XP Professional laptops.  I have an XP Home laptop as well.

The two new laptops are able to talk to each other fine.  The XP Home laptop cannot.

I am using a Hub to connect three......

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Are they all in the same workgroup?
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Are you all on the same workgroup? Can you ping either way?  Are these three devices all that is on the hub?
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Lots of questions here.  What are the IP address of each machine?  Lets start there.
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I noticed that the option Allow incoming connections on the new laptops is greyed out.  I have contacted the IT Administrator to check and see what settings they changed or added prior to giving me laptops.  

Since I don't have all the answers to questions at this time.  Can I remove question for now?  
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You guys got me on the right track!  Thanks... I had to assign static IP address... add one laptop to the workgroup and then I placed the file in the shared documents directory... thanks again.
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