[gnome] How do I get my 2 computers to see each other?

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http://ubuntuforums.org – I have a wired desktop running 9.10 and a wireless laptop running Ultimate Edition 2.6 (aka Ubuntu 10.04). They both connect to a Netgear router. I took down the firewalls on both computers and the router. I also configured remote desktop to accept connections on both puters, but when I go to network all I see is Windows Network. Click on that and I get "unable to mount". I try remote desktop, but I get "connection closed". I loaded a Samba configuration GUI prog, but I'm unsure how to use it yet. Any suggestions? (HowTos)