Finally we got the two computers to talk to each other. Amber had me add something or other to the laptop, and I had my computer look through the LAN instead of the Firewire, and poof it worked. The laptop still can not get to the internet, but i'll blame that one on K-State for now. I may give Homestar a call tomorrow and see if he has any suggestions (I swear he works down there). So today from 11am to 1.30am I worked on connecting the two computers, with breaks of BW3 and Super Tennis in between, and finally it is done. Yay!
Thanks to all that helped (Amber and Aaron)!