Sample table for determining hardware needs
This sample table will help you create your own table listing the computers on your network. Using this kind of table, you can make a list of the hardware you need to purchase to set up your home or small office network.
Does it have a network adapter?
What kind of modem?
Other hardware devices
56 kilobits per second (Kbps) analog modem
Based on this sample, if your home is pre-wired for Ethernet, you might want to buy Ethernet adapters, cables, and the network hub to connect your computers. Otherwise, you may want to consider purchasing a home phoneline network adapter (HPNA) or wireless adapter to connect your computers together.
Hardware requirements overview
Network adapters overview
Buying the right hardware
Choosing your Internet Connection Sharing host computer