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Re: Hardware needed for home network

On Fri, 2011-02-11 at 23:02 +0000, Chris Davies wrote:
> > If I use a regular Ethernet cable to connect the firewall/server
> > computer to the DSL modem, would it work to use an Ethernet cross-cable
> > and USB-to-Ethernet adapters to provide the connection to my main
> > computer?  Are there USB-to-USB cross cables?
> I'd recommend you keep it simple. Ethernet throughout.
> Modem <---> Firewall/Server <---> Switch <<--->> Other system(s)

Would another option not be to just get a switch and not bother with a
second Ethernet card in the server? This is the setup I run, i.e.

Modem  <------------->  +--------+ 
Firewall/Server  <--->  | Switch |
Other system(s)  <--->  +--------+

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