I currently have my first nic on my LMCE box plugged directly into my DSL modem as per the network instructions that I was reading on how to set this up. My first question is, isn't this an unsafe practice? I was under the impression that you should always have a router or some sort of firewall directly after the modem. .
My other question is, my second nic is plugged into the internet port on the back of my netgear router and the rest of the computers on my network are plugged into the ports 1 and 2. So my question is, is this correct or should the second nic on my LMCE be plugged into port 3?