I am trying to network two computers together so that they can share an application. The appliccation has two modes, standalone and Client/Server, which I was told by the helpdesk would allow up to three machines to share the license which was purchased. The problem is I cannot get the two computers to see each other.
-We have two PCs, one running both running XP (I think SP2).
-I have tried putting both machines on the same workgroup but that did not work.
-I have tried running through the XP Network sharing wizard but that did not work.
-I have run through steps to ensure that each PC has a unique name but that makes no difference.
Both PCs are connected to a D-Link router sharing a DSL connection but no matter what I try, I just cannot get them to see each other.
The first PC is running XP Home and the second may be XP Pro, but I am not certain about the second PC.
I have tried searching on various networking sites and I have lots of steps to try, but nothing seems to work and sometimes when they tell me to look at a screen or dialog box it looks totally different on the PCs here than what they are displaying (even though they say it is for XP).
If anyone can give me any advice or point me in the direction of a guide for networking two PCs together, I would appreciate it.