I have a PC running on Windows 7 and another one running Ubuntu 12.04.
I know I can directly connect both of them using a crossover cable, however I occasionally do have a laptop to connect as well, so a switch is a better option.
I would like to connect both of them using a D-link 5-port 10/100 Desktop switch which I have, but can't figure out how to do that. Also, I use a dongle to connect to the internet. I hope that does not create any additional problems.
Should I be going for a switch or should I buy a router?