i have been trying to set up a home network between my laptop running vista and my desktop running xp home. having followed all the procedures as far as i can see correctly and been told that the network has been set up i cannot 'see' either machine from the other. the laptop is on a wireless connection through a seimens wireless router but the desktop is connected to the router by wire. does this set up work for home networks? both nachines can get internet connection without any trouble. i don't really understand how machines on a network do see each other and in what form please can anyone help?