2 pcs share files and go online with data cards - how ?

I have two pc's , one running Vista and the other XP. I have connected them via a router with LAN cable . I have given one the IP address of and the other Both are in the same workgroup.
I want to share files between the computers and at the same time have both of them go online using 2 Edge Data cards. What would the settings be so that both tasks can be achieved?
Currently, I can do one or the other. I can share files but cannot get to the Internet. If I disable the wired LAN connection I can go online but of course cannot share the files.
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  1. is often the default address of the router so not a good idea to give the computer that address.

    I would let the router hand out the addresses to the computers.

    Check TCP/IP Properties in both computers.

    Start, Connect To, Connection, Properties, Scroll Down TCP/IP and highlight, click Properties and check that Obtain DNS and IP address automatically are enabled.
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