I want to be able to use download a torrent file. I also want to be able to connect from my laptop to my desktop using SSH.
Here is my situation: I have a DSL connection which connects directly to my firewall (running SmoothWall Express 3.0). This is set up as a DHCP server. This is connected to a wireless access point that distributes the connection to my house. The wireless access point has DHCP turned off, as it is meant merely to allow my different computers to connect to it. (It is a linksys with DD-WRT installed). This access point is at 192.168.17.1
One of the things connected to that is another linksys router, this one provided by my company which is set up also with DD-WRT to run the VPN so I can connect to our companies internal services. This also has DHCP turned off. This router is at 192.168.250.1
My desktop usually gets an address similar to 192.168.250.100.
So, how do I need to have these set up so that I can connect to torrent files, and use SSH internally. (I was told that to run SSH I should set up my desktop to have a static IP address).
I have access to the settings of all of them but don't know how it needs to be set up. I'm sorry this isn't nearly as concise a question as I like to post, but in this case, I don't know enough about networking to cull my details down to the essentials.