hybrid network problems
okay, i have a very interesting dillemma, well I think so anyway. Here it is: I currently have 3 computers at my house, my parents computer, my laptop, both of which are running xp, and my brand new linux machine! I am new to linux but have heard of the wonderfulness so I decided to try it.
The way my network is currently set up is I have a dsl connection coming into my parents computer. From my parents computer I have a wireless access point which goes to my wireless card into my laptop. From here is where it gets real ugly. I have a small, 5 port netgear switch connecting my xp laptop and linux computer together. My goal is to get the linux machine to access my laptop's internet connection, and I have tried many things including internet connection sharing, using the same default gateway for all computers connecting, and by the way I am running Fedora Core 1 on the linux machine if that helps. Like I said, I am fairly new at linux and don't know where i'm going wrong in setting up the network...oh yea i tried setting the dhcp on the fedora and that didn't work either. HELP@!