Alright guys. I can't get it to work...
I don't even know if I'm going about this right. I thought I knew how to do it but I'm quickly finding out that I don't. Here's where I'm at.
Both computers can access the web. (If it matters.)
The desktop is plugged into the wireless router and the laptop is connected wirelessly.
I ran the network set up wizard on both computers.
I can see the desktop in the laptop's "View Workgroup Computers" screen but it says "You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. The network path was not found."
Nothing shows up in this window on the desktop.
I'm lost. I read some of that networking page someone posted and it didn't seem to cover what I need. That seems to cover the settings once you have the network set up...things like security settings and stuff. That's irrelevent to me right now cuz I can't even get the computers to talk. Further evidence of this is, when I tried as Jesusfrk described, I got "windows cannot connect to the printer. Either the printer name was typed incorrectly, or the specified printer has lost its connection to the server." Even though everything's running off the same router, i don't think anything's really connected...
Again, any help GREATLY appreciated! Thanks!