1st Ethernet can go like 100m without a booster and if you daisy chain switches you can go as far as you want.
2nd. Why not just put a wireless card in the desktop with a decent antenna (pretty easy to go 1/2mile)?
3rd. You understand the F10 is on the short clock to EOL(End Of Life)?
4th. If you have to really do it this way, it is really a windows problem. On the linux end you just assign it an IP, tell it the ip of your windows machine(gateway), and from there on it is all windows.
Last edited by lazlow; 10-24-2009 at 10:48 PM.