general home networking/network sharing
this is a general networking problem, not really linux related, but i figured i could still come here for help. i am trying to create a home network, both wired and wireless where all the computers (linux and windows) can see each other and share files. i have 2 switches (which spread wired internet through the rest of the house) where all the computers can see each other, plugged into the dsl modem. also plugged into the modem is a router which supplies the laptops with a wireless connection. in the router is a y-cable, where the recieving end can see wireless computers.
heres a sort-of diagram if that was too confusing
->other switch -> house
->wireless router ->house
so my problem is, the computers that are being supplied internet through either of the two switches cannot see those being supplied through the router. i thought plugging the switches into the router would work, but it resulted in no connection(in the switches)