In Need of Advice

Tim Chase blinux.list at
Mon Sep 5 18:34:59 UTC 2011

On 09/05/11 13:10, Karl Wilbur wrote:
> I would connect them both via ethernet. They should both be able to use the
> same internet connection without additional cost... though you'll need an
> ethernet switch (~$25.00).

Just as a caution -- you'll want a *router*, likely one that 
provides NAT (network address translation...most provide it out 
of the box), not just a switch.  Sometimes your ISP modem offers 
those router abilities built-in; sometimes you have to spring for 
a secondary router.  Buying the wrong hardware will be an 
exercise in frustration with most ISPs (they only give you one 
public-facing IP address and the first machine online claims it)


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