All I'm looking to do is to share an internet connection (using Microsoft XP Internet Connection Sharing) between two laptops. I have an external cable modem, and both computers have internal ethernet adapters. If I buy another ethernet adapter (PCMIA probably?) for the host comp and connect to the client with crossover cable, can I skip using a router/hub altogether?
The following two websites said I could do this, but I've never done any kind of networking before and I'm a little hesitant to start buying hardware when I'm not sure what I'm doing.