Reason I asked is about my problem. I am staging at home 2 Cisco servers appliance. The initial setup requires me to put in IP address, mask and gateway. I cannot left the GW blank like when you configure your laptop or desktop. Now, I need to make the servers talk to my laptop so I can access them via HTTP but I cannot ping them from the laptop since they are interconnected by a simple Ethernet hub. Hence, I need to have a switch where I can configure an IP address to be use as GW for the 2 servers, right?