Beware the G-Man
I have a question for all the Network gurus. I would like to network my XP box and my daughters two 98SE machines. I have DSL through Pacbell (basic). My question is, what would be the best Home Ethernet Cable/DSL Modem Gateway and 4-port Switch to use? I've been thinking about the D-Link DI-704, Netgear FR314, or the Linksys BEFSR41. I know all three have hardware firewalls and I don't need printer share so all three are O.K. I guess. My XP machine has a Kingston KNE110TX 10/100 card and the other two machines have D-Link DFE-530TX+ 10/100 cards. I don't want to use XP's ICS, cause I don't want to play server to them. I'm talking about three rooms in an apartment, one 98 machine is forty feet from my machine. The other is thirty feet away from my machine. I don't want to go wireless because of the cost. The Router would be in my room, that's where the modem is at. Help, sugestions, laughter, anything. Oh yeah, I have a Wirespeed DSL modem (external).