The basics for a shared broadband connection are:
1) Ethernet cards(either wired or wireless) in each computer
2) A multiported wired or wire/wireless combo router
3) CAT 5 cabling for a wired connection
The choice of wired vs wireless is up to you with convienence going to wireless and speed/security going to wired.
We'll be getting DSL service in the near future. My wife said they (our phone company) told her they would tell us exactly what kind of cards (for whatever it is we need for DSL) to get at Best Buy, and that they would install them for us in both puters.
My question is, should I just go along with what they say we need, or do you think you can make suggestions that would be helpful for when I talk to them about it. I was thinking that whatever they think we need may not necessarily be the best for us.
Im also thinking we probably need hardware for a firewall, beyond the software (Sygate) firewall Ive already installed. And do you have a better suggestion than Sygate?