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XP and Vista wireless LAN - computers don't see eachother

I have 1 Vista (home premium) computer connected to the internet and 1 XP laptop. Both have a wireless adapter. I set up wireless networking on both. The problem is: both computer see a number of wireless networks but they do not see eachother. So if I start in Vista "connect to network" I get a list with available wireless networks (computers near my house), but my XP computer is not in the list.
Obviously I am doing something wrong, but what ?

My intention is to have a wireless network connection between these 2 computers and have access to the internet from the XP computer through the Vista computer (using this as an Access Point,

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Here is an article that should help -- there may be a issue. based on this article the Vista Computer is connected to the internet or ISP's network with a wire.

Ad-hoc networking access point

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