My friend has cable modem service. She was told that while hubs can't be used and are easily detected, that routers aren't, and can be used for her to split her access between her and her roommate.
a)is this true?
b)what's the procedure for connecting a Mac and a PC to the same router? Note that both computers currently have ethernet cards.
c)is it as easy as it sounds, or is there some special stuff she needs to look for?
also, she keeps looking at the wireless routers. Seems to me she'd need some sort of wireless card then for both computers, wouldn't she? Isn't she better off with the hard wired stuff?