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Okay, here we go. I have a toshiba laptop with a dual boot of xp and suse9.2, and a home made desktop running suse 9.1 with 3 hard drives. the desktop is connected to a belkin wireless router which is not connected to the internet. the notebook is connected to my inlaws linksys router downstairs which is why i can't connect the desktop to the internet. i've tried a wireless bridge and it doesn't work, and they won't allow me to do anything to their router (their really nice folks, just very independent).
so i want to share files with my desktop from my laptop. it doesn't need to be wireless, i can disable that and just use a cat5 connection from the laptop to the router. i don't want the laptop to be a network server persay. i would rather have it as a client and have the desktop be the "server" independent from the internet. (i'm making this difficult aren't i?)
My desktop has a hard drive mounted at /home and one mounted at /MyMusic. can anyone help me? feel free to give alternate setup options from what i've stated OTHER THAN MY INLAWS ROUTER. hahahahhah.
okay, i'm sorry. i'm stupid. i can't understand any of this stuff. i've been reading user guides, admin guides, CCNA books, web sites, etc. and i'm not getting it. all that i think i understand is that in order to connect the two i have set up a DNS on one.
Let's start with the first step:
1. How do i configure my laptop to provide the internet to my desktop?
laptop connects to the internet via Atheros G wifi, to a linksys router.
laptop connects to desktop via Toshiba America ethernet card.
(please forgive me, for seeming impatient. I need specifics, like "open file.conf in kwrite and add 192.168.2.1 on ....." I don't understand what to do at all.)
2. (This seems like it would be easy after the connection is configured) How do I configure the NFS to allow my laptop to access /MyMusic and /home on the desktop and to allow my desktop to access /home on my laptop?
once again, please don't take offense at my stupidity.