Thank you for reading. Tomorrow I'm going to buy a low-end wired-router for my first ever networking project. A win 2000 and an XP system will be sharing a cable modem through this router. Can anybody give me some heads-up or tips regarding this setup? I think I have to uninstall all the modem drivers and software from both machines (I switch back and forth using the modem between the two). Can anyone confirm this? Are there major differences to look out for when installing/configuring the router on a win 2000 machine as compared to a win XP? Should this total noob be prepared for any nasty surprise?