Questions on network and routers
I am planning to 'upgrade' my LAN. Presently,I have 2 pcs using RH 8 Linux connected by a cross cable.
I am getting an ethernet adsl modem and router to enable internet surfing and sharing.
The steps i have in mind goes as follows:
a) Get a 4 port router
b) Connect the 2 pcs from their respective ethernet cards to the router ports via RJ-45 cable
c) Connect the ethernet modem to the router using RJ-45 cable
d) Connect the telephone line from the eth modem to the wall
Are the steps and the hardware correct ?
Also, do all kinds of routers work on linux? The ones I am planning to get are US robotics, SMC, Linksys and Netgear Web Safer RP114RU. All are 4 port routers.
And all ethernet adsl modems work on linux,regardless of brand/model as long as the ethernet card is supported right?
Please reply quickly if you can....thanks!