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How could I set my home network? I have 10 PCs.
ASKED: June 14, 2013  9:32 AM
UPDATED: June 14, 2013  12:05 PM

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  • Subhendu Sen
    First of all u did not mention here which OS u r using now ! however, simply go for peer to peer LAN which is easy to setup and set unique IP adds for each Pc. If u wanna do internet then set Gateway for pc which is typically same like as192.168.1.1 then u have to determine ips as for utr pcs like 192.168.1.2, 192.168.1.3, 192.168.1.4 and so on but never use Gateway as ur unique IP. If u wanna share only files/folders from one pc to anopther pc then just assign ip for those pcs.
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  • TomLiotta
    Go to a local electronics store, describe your PCs and your home to a sales person, describe the networking you need, buy the appropriate equipment and install it according to equipment instructions. That's what we'd do in our homes. . Tom
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  • guslepe
    That’s impressive amount of PCs. This is how I would approach it. A simple net work would look like this: Wall connection -> modem -> Router -> Computer(wired)/Laptop(wireless). A modem is attach to your router and usually is give/rented to customers by internet companies, so we don’t have to worry about that. 1). The ROUTER - The router is should be the main focus of you network. A). The Router has to be located in the area where your internet provider’s cables come into the house. B). Room that router can possibly be located in. -- If the internet provider is though your cable TV company then.., the Router can be located any room that cable TV comes into (Co-axial is the name of the type of cable, the black one with the twisting connection at the end). If not then router will have to go close to where internet comes into building. C). The Location of the ROUTER is important because…, any computer that needs to be physically plugged into the ROUTER has to be close enough so that a Ethernet cord (Ethernet cords also called Cat5, Cat5e or Cat6 but any will work) can reach PC port. D). Most routers will not have enough ports/ jack for 10 PCs, below are option you have to accommodate you PCs. -- Wireless ROUTER. Whatever is not connected physically will have to be connected wirelessly. - You can buy WIRELESS ADAPTOR for desk top computers; some are easy as plugging in a USB. -- A SWITCH can be connected to a router through Ethernet cable to give it more ports. E). PICK the router you need, on the back of the BOX that routers come in is a description of their capabilities, Factors that play a role in your WiFi network . --(1st). Amount of connection (PC’s, Laptops, phones, ect) -- (2nd). The distance of the ROUTER to the WIRELESS devices along with other factor such as; a large house, multiple floors, thinkness of walls… WILL all have to considered when factoring in what router to purchase. - If the router strength is weak because of the distance you might need ACCESS POINT/ REPEAER. They work by bounce the signal between each other. 3). Most of the hardware is very easy to install, if you to see it first had I suggest youtube any issue or just ask another question. 4). You will have to configure all routers, just follow instructions included in box. 5). Other notable considerations…. Anti-virus software is important because you can possibly infect all PCs on your network (just like people). Firewall not needed for basic networks; some routers/PCs have built in firewalls and you can buy firewall hardware.
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  • TomLiotta
    Wanting to network a group of PCs isn't the same as connecting a home network to the 'Internet'. Because of that, much of the previous comment doesn't quite apply to your question. Everything about a modem and a router is irrelevant. Based on your question, you don't need any equipment beyond a two or three switches and cables to connect everything. . But that would be why you should be going to a store that can handle what you really need. The first thing you have to learn is what questions you should ask. If you don't actually know what you want, you'll be doing little more than making more trouble for yourself. . Tom
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