I was at a computer show yesterday, and several vendors had OLD, out of
date networking cards for $1-5. Being a college student, my suite-mate
and I would like to network our Linux boxes...
We know nothing of networking and would consider this a learning
experience. I don't care if I don't get the best performance, etc.,
Are there any recomendations? I saw a few different types of cards:
a: one coaxal socket
b: two coaxal sockets
c: two coaxal sockets and a slightly larger phone jack
d: one larger phone jack
Which of these do you recommend? Are *any* of these supported by
Linux? Which are newest? etc. etc. etc.
Maybe most importantly, which are easiest to set up and most reliable
Thanks very much. There's lot's of old hardware waiting to be eaten up...
Also, I am presently using a null modem cable to connect an old 8088 as a
dumb terminal. Should we use null modem cables to network? Should I use
a networking card to connect the dumb terminal?
Michigan State University STudent