I have a win 2000 system with a soyo mb, 256 ddr ram and athlon xp 2000 processor
My girlfriend has a windows 2000 compaq notebook.
I want to be able to connect our two computers together to exchange files and share printer easier.
I plan to get highspeed internet in about a years time but not yet.
I notice that Belkin has a basic network switch and for a few more dollars it has a dsl/cable/Gateway router which apparently can operate as a switch too.
Can I buy the dsl/cable/gateway router and use just the switch part of it for now? As I mentioned I am not ready to get highspeed but would prefer to get this if it will allow me to share highspeed when I get it.
Comparing this to the basic switch, it would seem that I would not be able to share the highspeed with the basic switch. This looks like a dead end for my future plans.
Please let me know if my reasoning makes sense and feel free to suggest alternate suggestions.