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Re: New computer - how to transfer old system across?
Yes, your board has 3 PCI slots.
I don't know the UK market, but in the US they are always
cheaper. If you have weekend newspaper ads you might find
something in them, or perhaps ebay?
You can indeed use a crossover cable for peer 2 peer, or if
you didn't have the crossover cable yet, you could buy a
Gigabit network adapter as they have auto sensing (part of
the spec for GbE) and will work in peer 2 peer with a
straight rather than crossover cable. The 'site you linked
had one Gigabit card but it looked overpriced... at least
here in the US we can get a generic PCI gigabit card for $15
delivered, maybe even less today.
The typical modern routers will work fine with either ADSL
or cable modems. You would not need a crossover cable for
one either, and some also come with a (fairly short, perhaps
2 to 4 meters is average length) cable.
You still have a learning curve, about routers, and Windows,
before you will understand.
The ISP does not protect you from much of anything. They
pass all traffic with rare exceptions. Their router(s) does
not protect you at all. Your router is another matter, it
can and does control access to and from your lan and
prevents any open windows ports (or some 3rd party malware)
from having open communications. You would do well to
educate yourself a bit more about routers and Windows
flaws/vulnerabilities/etc before jumping to conclusions. It
IS the preferred choice by experienced users and security