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#1 nicknite

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 07:18 PM

I've read through some of the discussions and for now they are way above me. Hopefully when i get into this i'll learn about ip addresses, firewalls, etc. For now i am going to establish a home network for 2-3 computers. My guess is that hardwiring, using cat-5e, has to be more reliable than wireless. Should i centralize my router and cable modem in the basement (ranch house with easy access to all but (1) room)?
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Posted 23 December 2004 - 03:17 PM

Have all the cables in your house run to one room where you will have the firewall and cable/dsl modem. The cat 5 lines will plug into the router and the router will plug into the cable/dsl modem. That is the best way to do it.




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