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You could link the two routers together with a common gateway to accomplish your task (see the linksys manual for this) but then you would pretty much be creating one large network, thereby defeating the purpose.
You could try and create a BRIDGED connection between your wireless and wired, (but back things up first because I have a feeling your system will become unstable.) But I think even with this, in a round about way you would again be creating one large network.
When you come down to it, xp needs to know how to direct traffic and it does this by keeping the 2 networks separated to the point where one is the DEFAULT connection and one is the ALTERNATE. If you think about it, even though XP can log 2 user accounts in at the same time, they cannot be USED at the same time....
and to the best of my knowledge, this can not be changed.
If I wake up in the middle of the night with a better answer, I will be sure to let youknow.