This is my first shot a creating a network by myself. Networking is my weak area when it comes to computers. He is my scenario.
1. 2 desktop and one laptop
2. 1 Hawkins HUB and 4 cables (I want to learn the wire method first)
3. No ROUTER (in the future)
4. 1 DSL modem connected to main desktop
4. Had a network in the past but was setup by a friend.
I want to start my setup up BY using desktop as HOST and laptop as CLIENT. I connected all cables to the HUB and the lights are ON. Where do I start in LINUX and will the procedure for LINUX is similiar to windows XP? Thanks for all your suggestions.