Here is the best way to set up your home LMCE network. In its simplest fashion:
Internet Modem (Cable/DSL/FIOS/Satellite)
LMCE Core-Core/Hybrid NIC #1 10/100
then from the Core/Hybrid
NIC #2 10/100/1000
Into Wireless G/N Router with DHCP disabled
Stand alone 10/100/1000 Switch
with a wire to a wireless G/N router with DHCP disabled
LMCE becomes the center of your network, controlling all aspects of internal networking, and routing to the internet, printers or other internal files/servers-NAS devices.
All the hard stuff has been done for you already, all you need to do is plug and go!
LMCE is the stuff of dreams
Welcome and Regards,
p.s. I go from the internet to the core, from the core to a 10/100/1000 switch, with a port on the switch feeding my Linskys WRT100 wireless router, to serve up wireless in my house. All other MD's and devices, are connected to the 10/100/1000 switch.
You can check out my network diagram in the User Setups in the wiki, I believe it is tagged in my signature.