For documentation see www.samba.org
I understand that your are a newbie but explaining exactly what your problem is and what your end goal is will really help us help you better. Accessing files on another machine does not tell us much. And that is because accessing files on a linux from a windows PC is different than accessing windows files on a linux PC. So you see how saying this machine and that machine is confusing.
What I think you are after is mounting a windows share on a linux box.
There are two parts to samba the server which allows windows to connect to a linux PC. The smb.conf configuration file is used to set up the linux shares and its network behavior.
The client part called smbclient will mount windows shares on the linux pc. See man pages for smbclient.
Example of mounting a windows share on linux (as root)
mount -t smbfs //windowsPC/sharename /mnt/<mount point>
Additional applications LinNeighborhood, gnomba and Komba are network neighborhood equiv for linux
You also asked about the networking setup. Is it working?