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· No sir, I don't like it.
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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?
Correct.

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.
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.

Isn't ad-hoc only for a home network? In that I won't be able to have internet connectivity?
If both PCs already have a wireless connection to the router, then they will both have their own internet connection via the router.

An adhoc network exists between 2 or more wireless enabled PCs separate from the router connection. You could use the adhoc connection for file/printer sharing, etc.

BTW, are these 2 routers okay?

ZyXEL 802.11g Wireless Firewall Router / P-320W

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(the first is more expensive then the 2nd)
Haven't heard of those brands. I've always used Linksys once US Robotics pretty much just disappeared.

EDIT: the second one has better security.
 

· No sir, I don't like it.
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· No sir, I don't like it.
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I haven't seen that model available in the US, but it has all of the same features that my current router has.

UPNP is really nice if you're using a torrent program that supports it. *cough* :heh:

I give it a thumbs up.
 

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Sweet! Just make sure to turn on MAC address inclusion and set a good password. I'm sure your neighbors are probably seeing a good signal too.
 
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