I'm getting cable internet next Friday and would like to set up my home network. I've got 2 machines to work with--my Slackware 8.1 box and my wife's Win95 box. I'd like to use my Slackbox as a firewall/gateway and have my wife's Winbox connect to my Slackbox.
I'm going to be buying 3 NICs for the setup: 2 for my box, and one for my wife's.
I am currently doing research on setting up the NICs in my Slackbox and on firewalling but any pointers or tips are always greatly appreciated.
Are there any special things I should pay attention to while setting up the NICs? Anyone have any experience setting up their Slackware box as a router? Since there's only going to be 2 machines on my network I'd rather not have to get a hub if I can avoid it.
I welcome any and all suggestions, pointers, tips, and links.