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What Do I Need For Networking?


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#1 Village Baka

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Posted 22 January 2006 - 08:19 PM

Alright. My dad wants to get all of the computers in our house networked for internet use, seeing as our ISP only allows one computer to be hooked up at once (we have cable internet). He wants it to be wireless, as our comps are spread all around the house. No matter what and how much he tells us, he simply doesn't know what he's doing, and I'm scared he might buy the wrong things. What exactly do you need to set up a wireless network? The one that he wants should be able to wireless connect all of our computers, allowing them to use the internet. He also wants to be able to connect wireless devices like PSPs and stuff like that to it. What do we need to set it up?

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Posted 23 January 2006 - 01:10 AM

One wireless router. One NIC (Network Interface Card) for each computer. I do not like USB. If you have the slot use PCI or on a notebook PCMCIA slot.
I recommend a print server. Computers can share one printer without having the printer connected to a computer. This way you do not have to leave a computer on to print thru. By the way you can buy a router with a print server built in.
You may need a repeater/access point to relay the signal if the house is very big.
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Posted 23 January 2006 - 10:36 PM

Ok. I thought it was a router and a card for each comp, but I wasn't sure. Last time, my dad tried to use those USB thingies... that's probably why it didn't work so well.




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