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Need 3-PC+printer network with remote access


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#1 mabadesc

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 08:10 PM

Hello,

This is my first post on this forum, so "Hello" to everyone, and "Thanks in advance" for the help/advice I'm sure I'll get from you guys.

Now, on to my question:

I own a very small new business and although I'm pretty comfortable with PC's, I know almost nothing about networks and hardware (servers, routers, etc).

My setup: 3 stand-alone PC's plus 1 laser printer/fax/scanner. One of the PC's is connected to the internet via broadband modem (now DSL, thinking of switching to cable).

I just need a simple network to connect each component to each other - i.e., send files from one to another, fax reports directly from one of the computers instead of having to print the report and fax it by hand.

Most importantly, I need to have remote access to this network from home, so that I can access documents and fax them remotely.
For the remote access part, I'm thinking that something like GoToMyPC is enough, but if you can advise on a better solution, or if I can set up the network so that I can have remote acess without GoToMyPc, that would be great.

Could someone please give me some advice? Do I need a server, or just a router? I'd rather go wireless because of the office configuration.

What components do I need to get? Would you recommend Cisco or Linksys?

Is there a software which guides you through this? If not, how do I configure the network through Windows (my PC's are running Windows XP and Windows 2000).

Thanks for any advice.

Edited by mabadesc, 16 November 2008 - 08:16 PM.


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Posted 17 November 2008 - 11:32 AM

mabadesc....i sent you a message regarding your post....
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