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#1 acklan

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 11:52 PM

Most of you have read about the LAN I have at the house. I am curious.

What do you have on your LAN?
What do you need to add to your LAN?
What do you wish you could add to your LAN?
Why do you have a LAN in the first place?
Why don't you HAVE a LAN? (Still on dialup?)
What type of internet connection do you have for your LAN?
Do you have a problem with your LAN that you cannot resolve?

I would really like to know.
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Posted 06 April 2006 - 09:22 PM

My LAN has my "new computer" (1 year old) P4..., my PII 233 (OH YEAH BABY I CAN FEAL THE SPEED) and my xbox.

I don't really "need" anything added...

Now this is where it get's interesting what do I "wish" I had on my LAN. Well first of all a couple alienware ALX running SLI and 2Gigs of RAM would be nice. Maybe an XBOX 360. One of those new fancy Gigabit gaming routers from D-Link (Prioritizes gaming traffic so might take a half an hour to download dad's e-mail but at least I don't lag :thumbsup:) or anykind of Gigabit switch.

I have a LAN in the first place cause I got my Xbox and had a computer and then we just got this new computer.

I got cable runs 750 in peak and around 1500 in none peak hours (All of quebec watchs TV at the exact same nice pisses me off when I try to play CS)

Not really...

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Posted 06 April 2006 - 10:34 PM

What do you have on your LAN?
1 Box direct, 2 more boxes and a laptop, all Wireless in various rooms and floors of my home.
Do you want specifics?

What do you need to add to your LAN?
Central printer for all to share

What do you wish you could add to your LAN?
Music files and TV to all from one location
Perhaps a server

Why do you have a LAN in the first place?
Multiple users and one Pc is strictly businesses

Why don't you HAVE a LAN? (Still on dialup?)
N/A

What type of internet connection do you have for your LAN?
Broadband cable

Do you have a problem with your LAN that you cannot resolve?
I would like to have the printer easily shared by all PC's. Also I have over 8 Gig of music that we still add to and I'd like to keep it on one machine and others can accsess to add ,play or record to cd mp3 devices.

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 03:38 AM

What do you have on your LAN?
1 Box direct, 2 more boxes and a laptop, all Wireless in various rooms and floors of my home.
Do you want specifics?

If you want to share that would be nice. I asked the question for the member who may have a similar question, but were not sure have to ask it.

Do you have a problem with your LAN that you cannot resolve?
I would like to have the printer easily shared by all PC's. Also I have over 8 Gig of music that we still add to and I'd like to keep it on one machine and others can accsess to add ,play or record to cd mp3 devices.

Nice question btw :thumbsup:

Have you looked into a Print Server. It is a stand alone device that allows a printer (or several printers) to be connected to a LAN via an ethernet port instead of a computer. The can be wired or wireless.
You could use a old computer to act as a file server. You can pickup a copy of NT workstation on eBay for $20 and that would be all you need. Put it on and old computer. A P-I 200mhz would do since file sharing is not very demanding.
A NAS (Network Attached Storage) would be a better option but far more expensive. You may have an old computer to file share with or even host a web page with IIS, but that uses 250w+, verse a NAS that old need 50w. The NAS does not need rebooting from time to time either.
It you look around there are routers that will host USB devices such as external hard drives. Here is an example. I hope this was of some help.
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Posted 07 April 2006 - 04:10 PM

You mentioned in your last post Windows NT Worksation. What is this exactly...

I read around the microsoft site and I think it is like the network stuff of windows xp but only need the ressources as windows 95... correct me if I'm wrong.

And looking around I noticed a version of Windows NT Server what is the difference with worksation.

Thanks

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 05:02 PM

Windows NT has a workstation (pre-Professional XP, W2k) and a Server Edition (pre-Windows 2000 Advanced Server, 2003 Advanced Server). It is the Great Grand Pappy of XP, Grand Pappy of Win2003, and Daddy of W2k.
It was developed in parrlel of '9x, and DOS. NT for the most part was business only until W2k. Even then MS was pushing XP Home.
I will get alot of raised eye browes with this little post. And they ain't gonna like it. I have not met many who liked NT.
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Posted 07 April 2006 - 09:45 PM

Just to clarify something what is Windows Server 2003 like what does the screen look like kinda thing when you boot up... what do you do with this??

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 10:18 PM

Once again I will defer to Wiki... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Server
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Posted 07 April 2006 - 10:26 PM

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 10:29 PM

Once again I would pain in comparision to Wiki's defintion.
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Posted 07 April 2006 - 10:30 PM

y waste money on a server program when u can dl better linux ones?
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Posted 07 April 2006 - 10:34 PM

Not if you want to learn Windows. It's not which is better it is what you want. If I really want to go better I could just let someone else host it. It don't get earier than that. But that is not the point. It is about learning first hand for me.
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Posted 07 April 2006 - 10:35 PM

Have no intention of paying a thousand bucks on Bill Gates he already has enough money... thinking of picking up an old PIII 1ghz 512mb ram and install install ubuntu... I am going to learn linux... it's a hell of alot cheaper but if I had money well... that would be a hole different story...

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 10:52 PM

I am running my dedicated Chat computer with Puppy, P-III 500, 512mb Ram, 20 gb HD, and GAIM. Have 12 chat windows and several IMs running 24/7. Oh yeah I believe we are off topic, but it is interesting.
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Posted 07 April 2006 - 10:58 PM

Yeah... my dream is to have a 19 inch rack in a room I will call "The LAB" and have all my computer in there with the switches and all...




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