need help with basics of a simple home network
I am very new to linux, and networking, but not computers in general.
I ultimately (as of now) want to create a file/print sharing network between 2 computers each running only Ubuntu 8.04. Could anyone provide a link to some basic documentation on both the physical and software setup on how to do this?
To give you some information on how things are currently setup (NOT using wireless):
Computer 1 (which I want to be the "main computer or server, I guess)
Computer 2 (client computer)
I have a cable line for internet coming from the wall, it enters the cable modem, which has CAT6 running to my NETGEAR wireless router. The router I suppose is acting as a switch with 1 CAT6 cable running to each of computers 1 and 2. Computer 1 is using eth 1 to connect to the internet (which is working) and Computer 2 is using eth 0 to connect to the internet (which is also working). How can I make each computer "see" and recognize the other's existence so that I can set up my file sharing network between the two?
Thank you so much,