some are better than other.
As for hardwares are concern, you have the modem and router; all you need is an ethernet card in each computer if it doesn't already have one ( the last time I check..cost about $10 each). You mention pci adapter (I am not sure exactly what you mean by that).
I don't have cable..so I am not too familiar with setting thing up.
Ok, I use a motorola sb5120 for my modem. Im running windows me ( yes i know ) and this pc, doesnt have an ethernet slot. The computer I want to set up a lan to, has xp and is compatible. It is a d-link router, Id use. ( I don't like being negative ) but worse phone customer support. ( Not everyone )...I went out and bought a linkysys pci adabter, and put it in this computer, thinking it would be an ethernet slot. ( there is opened slots, and i could instal ) it was supposed to recognize it, it's plug and play, it didnt, I also used the software. I really cant afford to pay comcast 160 to set up a lan, when I hopefully will get a new comp soon as well as I dont want to pay to rent modems.
Im asking if there is anything cheap I could buy to instal on this computer, so I could plug in an ethernet cable. ( under 50 bucks )Must be compatible with windows me.
Thanks in advance.!