Sounds like that's the one! You only need a basic 10/100 NIC card in each computer and a crossover cable. Belkin gear is as far as my use goes is pretty good.
What OS you runnin? XP is the easiest to configure as a host computer with either XP,2000 or 98 as client.
You will of course run into problems!!!!
But at least you know where to go!!!
Kitz E Kat