i have already searched for the best drivers available, and all are up to date. network connections shows local area connection and local area connection 2. lac1 has the internet, i tried enabling ics on there, rebooting, etc, lac2 shows cable connected, is in unknown public network, has ip of 192.168.0.1, subnet of 255.255.255.0, which was set by ICS not me. the dhcp server ics is supposed to have doesnt issue an IP to my netbook, i put a static on that of 192.168.0.5 255.255.255.0, default gateway and dns server both pointing to desktop. this does nothing, and leaves me with no networking capabilities.
Also i have been working on this problem for a good 2 weeks now, and gave already gone thru the basic troubleshooting steps (including restarting the machines) to no avail.