heres my current lan:
4 port adsl router/switch -> my pc (100mbit)
-> dads pc (100mbit)
-> 10mbit port hub -> brothers pc (10mbit)
-> mums pc (10mbit)
:O it doesnt show the spaces
recently ive been transfering large files accross from my brothers to mine and the 10mbit hub can only really do 1mbit due to collisions and stuff... so i need a new hub/switch
my adsl 4port router is crap, it overheats a few times per day and or the line dies which interupts stuff which can be quite annoying - this never happened with my alcatel speed touch usb. can any one think of a fix for this im not too sure if its overheatng but that would make most sense, and as im on the 3.5km border from exchange the the SNR isnt too good either. can u get signal boosters for phone lines like u can for tv ariels?
eurobell (local part of telewest) is turning from analoge t digital next month so i *could* change to cable internet, and my freeserve contract is up then aswell
so if i got cable instead of adsl and a shiny new switch and the cable modem that comes with the cable (which costs £10 i think?) i could plug the cable modem straight into the new shiny switch? and sell both the adsl router and the crappeh 10mbit hub? ive got pleanty of cable (both cross and straight), all nics can do 100mbit, would i need anything else to make this decent?
/me hopes i wouldnt need a router for cable as the cable modem uses ethernet