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Users / What do I need two NICs for?
« on: September 22, 2009, 04:43:49 pm »

I did not yet install LinuxMCE, but am currently reading the installation-instructions. What I am wondering most about is the definitive requirement of two NICs - one for the internal LAN and one for the external LAN. There is no doubt about it in the wiki.
Only the FAQ mention that it might be possible to have the core with only one NIC.

At home I have 3-4 PCs running and the core. Each of the PCs should have full access to all the information in the LAN, the internet and the core. There is of course also a WLAN-Router around to offer access to the internet, but I can turn the DHCP-functionality off.
Do I really need two NICs in this setup?
What are the drawbacks of having only one NIC?

Thank you very much for any information.


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