Steve Fogal wrote:Also, I read from someone somewhere that even if using just master/slaving with 2 computers via ethernet, that using an ethernet switch box device is better/faster than using a simple single cross-over cable... something to the affect of a cross-over slowing or blocking the signal paths? I don't know if this true, it didn't really make sense.
I've never heard that before, and these days the cable doesn't even need to be a cross-over cable. Cat 6 is fine.
As far as your switch is concerned I don't know enough about it to give advice. The only thing I've heard about switches is that so-called "green" switches sometimes cause problems for applications that are streaming high quantities of real time data like audio.