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Assuming at least one of the machines is XP (Your specs say you have XP Home) Just run the network setup wizard.. If the second machine is not XP then wizard will let you create a setup disk. (assumes 2nd machine not Linux/Windows3.11/DOS!)
Worth making sure that any firewalls (not router) on your machines are configured to let through local traffic and you should be good to go.
Alternatively you can do it manually... Router should be configured to allow you to pick your IP address range 192.168.0.1, 192.168.0.2 Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0 etc etc - Just right click on My Computer/Properties/Computer Name/Change and put them both on the same workgroup.
Should then be able to see shared folders - have a go! Post back if you have a problem.