Ok so I have to Acer Aspires both running Vista. One has a internet connection though a AT&t wireless card.
I made a ad hoc connection and enabled sharing on the AT&T connection.
I went to connect to the ad hoc connection on the other laptop and it connected but only localy. I went back to the one that is hosting and went to control panel then network and shareing and it said that the computer that is trying to conect is unidentifyed network.