Airport Express Not Working with iMac G4 and HP laptop

Ok I am really frustrated with this. I had my Airport Express configured to my mac and my old roommate's mac fine. I moved and just tried setting it up with my mac and my new roommate's PC laptop. It did not work. I tried connecting a router to see if that would help. It still didn't work. I reset the airport's default settings and it still didn't work. Is there a connectivity issue between macs and pcs using the airport express that I don't know about? Am I missing something? Can anyone give me some suggestions of what to try next because I am seriously fed up and running out of ideas of how to alleviate this.
Could it have anything to do with a firewall on the pc or the fact that I'm going from a place that supplied me cable internet to a place that now has dsl?
Thanks for any help.
Aaron

Macs and PCs work together just fine with an Airport Express.
Unfortunately, you have given us little information to help you with beyond simply indicating that "it doesn't work". Please elaborate:
1. do the Mac and PC "see" the Airport Express wireless network?
2. if so, does the Airport Utility (or Airport Admin Utility) on either computer "see" the Airport Express and allow you to view/change its configuration?
3. what does the status light on the Airport Express show?
4. if you can connect to the Airport Express wireless network from the PC and/or Mac, is the only problem that you cannot access the internet?
5. what kind of reset did you do? To really start from scratch, do a factory default reset as described here.

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