Later this week I hope to take delivery of my new computer (P4 Canterwood, 3.00ghz with a Radeon 9800 Pro). This is the first time that I will have had two PC's at home as my wife and son have got fed up with me hogging the current machine!!! I would like to network the two machines (both have, or will have, ethernet cards in them) but I have no idea what I else need. I have a cable modem and would like to be able to share this between the two machines as well as sharing the printer and being able to transfer data and play games between the two.
I know (or at least think) I will need a network hub and a cable router. Can you get something that will do the job of a separate hub & router? Do I also need a printer server? What else have I missed??????????????
Any help or advice would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance.