Last piece of the puzzle: with three systems now, I want to up the ante a bit on my networking capability. Presently, my laptop connects via 802.11g (snore) through a combo DSL modem/hub/WAP, and the workstations connect via 100Mb Ethernet through the same. File transfers are painfully slow. Since all three systems have GigE connections, I'd like to utilize them to speed things up a bit. Any good suggestions for a basic router, hub, switch or whatever to connect these guys? Doesn't need to be anything fancy...
This is a simple swith that I use: Netgear GS608 8-port Gigabit Ethernet Switch. Look here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833122111&Tpk=netgear%20gs108
I also have a HP 8 port managed switch, the Procurve 6108, but that is an altogether different price bracket.
For a router is use a DrayTek Vigor 2820Vn Annex B. See: http://www.draytek.com/user/PdInfoDetail.php?Id=19