Ok, so I want to build a file server so that I can store and access my large volume of ripped DVD's with my MacBook. My extensive trawling of the net has lead me to understand that I need a gigabit ethernet network to do this effectively. Prior to a few days ago I had precisely zero knowledge of gigabit ethernet, and my own research has still left me with a few questions. From what I understand to get an ethernet network in my house I need to do the following: Build a file server that includes a gigabit ethernet network card in it, Attach this card via cat6 cable to a gigabit ethernet switch, And then I get stuck, in fact for all I know the above could be wrong too. So if someone could answer these questions for me, that would be great! Do I attach my MacBook via cable to the switch as well, or will it work wirelessly through airport (which is what I assume)? Does the switch need to be attached to a wireless router? If so does the router need a specific port in it to accept this connection, and will the router effect the speed of file transmission? Finally, is there anything specific my file servers motherboard would need to accept the network card? Thanks, I've found you guys to be very informative recently, I hope you aren't getting too sick of my probably stupid questions!