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    I want to make an internet sharing between 12 pcs on one modem ... so making a network for 12 pcs ....
    I am zero in networking so who can explain tm me how I can do it ... what I need to buy ... Thank you

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    www.practicallynetworked.com


    you need:

    1 nic for each PC
    1 cat5 cable for each, long enough to reach:
    1 12port router, or three 4 port routers (witha cat5 inbetween each, one uplinked to another) - connected to the modem
    1 networking software (windows2k does just fine)
    1 user manual for the router(s)
    10 minutes, per machine, max

    it's as easy as plugging in the components and pressing "go"


    oh - you are on broadband, yes? otherwise, it's a little bit trickier, but not by much


    :afro: :afro: :cheers: :cheers:

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    think it might be a little cheaper to get some hubs instead of a 12 port router :?: ;)
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    cheaper? maybe.
    faster? no.
    more secure? hell no.

    besides which, if they were all hubs, one of the PC would need to be on 24/7 and have 2 nics in it and be that degree more of a pain in the butt to setup

    with routers, that problem is non-existant
    you could have all or none on at any time

    ok, i guess 1 router, and some hubs would do it...

    a 4 port router (for expandability, and i don't see too many 1 port routers), and a 10 or 12 port hub (or a some smaller hubs) would do the same trick


    : peace2: :afro:

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    is this a dialup connection or broadband?

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    You need to give us more information. What kind of internet connection do you have?

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    what I need is connecting 12 pc to make them sharing the internet , printer, or any other sharing files or anything...

    so I need to know what I need to buy and the price if possible...
    and how I can fit them to make my internet cyber cafee

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    OK, now first there are a few things we need to know....

    What kind of Internet connection do you want to hook up? Is it a dial up modem, or is it broadband...

    Secondly.. What kind of printer were you looking at? Some printers come with network interfaces, which makes things easier..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beefy
    OK, now first there are a few things we need to know....

    What kind of Internet connection do you want to hook up? Is it a dial up modem, or is it broadband...
    uhhh, heheh - he says cyber cafe - that implies a broadband connection, preferably a nice fast cable connection, cuz you aint gonna get 12 PC online at the same time with a dialup ;)

    :fly:

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    Thats not true CT, you could get 12 computers connected to the internet well enough to run an IMS on each... (ICQ, etc)

    Get One Router 4-5 port... either a Linksys or a SMC barricade... and then buy hubs as you need them to save on wire.

    Honestly though 4ALL, if you aren't good with computers, find a computer geek friend who is, it will save you alot of nightmares...

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