WRT54G File sharing problems

Hi - hopefully this is a simple problem. I have a Windows XP computer, and a Windows 7 computer. They are in the same workgroup, and I have gone through all the troubleshooting through windows, but I can not get the computers to share files. I have no trouble connecting to the internet through either computer on my WRT54G router, which has the latest firmware. I tried to ping the Windows 7 computer from the XP computer, and it worked perfectly, but when I pinged the XP computer from the Windows 7 computer, it says that the communication has timed out. So there must be some firewall (I've tried to adjust this, and even turn it off - nothing) stopping the communication. Any help would be great. My goal is to be able to share files. Thanks!

Go into the computer software firewall on each computer, and set it to "trust" the other computers on your network.
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