· No sir, I don't like it.
Yes. You could even connect the 2 PCs via wireless adhoc.
Correct.So basically the ISP will assign one IP address to the router, and then the router will assign 2 further internal IPs to the 2 nodes?
It's not entirely necessary. I have my router set up to only allow specific MAC addresses to connect to it. Also, I use a network password with AES/TKIP2 security. So far, no one other than me has ever accessed the router.But how do I set up a software firewall then (I've heard these hardware firewalls are over-rated, is that true?). Will the nodes simply detect 2 separate networks? If so then that will make it pretty easy since I can just tick off one as public, and the other as a private.
If both PCs already have a wireless connection to the router, then they will both have their own internet connection via the router.Isn't ad-hoc only for a home network? In that I won't be able to have internet connectivity?
Haven't heard of those brands. I've always used Linksys once US Robotics pretty much just disappeared.
I used to have the previous generation one. (the one with the antennas sticking out of the back) Reception on the older model was good and if it wasn't good enough, you could always just replace the antennas. I was wary of the new, antenna-less models, so I got the WRT300N. It's ugly as hell, but it has good range.