Let's go way out into dumb question land: Here's some background. I have registered a website domain and I want to set up a server. Being of the "there's no substitute for cubic inches" mentality, I wanted the fastest reasonable connection to the internet "system". Having done some half baked research into this via the internet, I find there appear to be several options T1/T3 lines etc and the OC-3, 12 etc SONET system. One guy tells me major telecom providers can hook you up with an OC connection if you are located in a relatively large city. OC appears to be the closest connection to the so called internet "backbone". No real research has yet been done on what this would cost per month. So what form does this take? I envisioned a server (basically a powerful PC) connected to a fiber optic cable coming out of the wall in the basement of a bar in a good sized city. So how do you connect a fiber optic cable to a PC? Details on the 'net seem somewhat scanty. I looked for some kind of OC PCI card and actually ended up buying a couple of Fore Systems PCA-200 MMF OC-12 PCI ATM NIC Adapters (sic) off ebay for $9.00 each. I figured I couldn't go wrong at that price. I have no bloody idea what these things are and if they'll even work. I don't think they are OC-12 (622 Mbps) but perhaps OC-3 (155 Mbps) but that's probably fast enough at the moment. Anyway, in theory, this card plugs into a PCI slot, I install a driver and I'm off to the races. Where can you find a driver (and perhaps firmware) for these things for Linux and Win 2000? I presume I'll set the server up with a Linux operating system but it would be nice to have a driver for something I know and can play with in the meantime. I would appreciate any "guru" on this subject to point me in the direction where I can find out more information or to tell me I am really out to lunch.