I spent a couple days trying to get my 9600 w/ Panther & a NIC to act as a router between the NIC and built-in.
I had some success, but it was getting old fast.
I went up to WalMart (it was Sunday night when I gave up) and saw they had a 5-port hub for $35... NOT.
I came home and found this neato switch on eBay (which I am picking up). I can't find any reviews, but I found the same model and model number made by a different manufacturer for over $500.