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I have 2 towers connected, how can I use printer & internet from both?

I purchased a KVM switch & connected my 2 towers together but I don't know how to get both towers to use the Internet or the same printer. One tower is a HPwith Windows XP. The other is basically a Heinz 57 with Windows XP. Both have been connected to the Internet & the printer separately. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong, I've tried 'sharing' the networks, other than that I don't know if I'm on the right track. Please help!!!

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Try using the same network name for all PCs under the same network, you can change this on the Computer Name tab of the My PC properties.

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