if anyone wants to know why i chose a router as opposed to a hub or switch here is why:

a router has a configuration you can change, especially a linksys commercial router (or if you're loaded a cisco). with this you can do administration.
with a router you eliminate haveing another box outside, as to hide it it. with this in mind, if you sheath your cables together, you could have a really slick looking configuration.

i am really glad everyone jumped on this idea! and i would love to see some screenshots if someone ever does this mod
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