U cant make network by connecting wire
u have to make new connection

follow these steps

First assign ip on both pc like ip on ur pc 10.1.1.1 & ip on second pc 10.1.1.2
Default Gateway 172.16.10.3
To assign Ip
right click on My Network Places >> Properties>>right click on Local Area Connection>>From Window Select INTERNET PROTOCOL tcp/ip>> PROPERTIES>>Assign Ip In Ip Address>> Click Tab Subnet Mask Already Assign>>click on tab>> Assign Default Gateway
Do Same On Other PC SUBNETMASK & DEFAULT GATEWAY is same but ip is different
then click on ok

open My Network Places
On left side u found that
SETUP A SMALL OR OFFICE NETWORK
Click On Next
Then Again On Next
Then Next
U Have Nothing To Change Just Change A setting

Check On TURN ON FILE PRINTING & SHARING
THEN click next
The Next
Setup Automatically Start
At Last Just Click On JUST FINISH THIS SETUP
THEN NEXT & FINISH

cHECK THIS LINK FOR MORE EASILY UNDERSTAND
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...p/homenet.mspx