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Thread: Need Help w/ Internet Cafe LAN Setup




  1. #1
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    Default Need Help w/ Internet Cafe LAN Setup

    Hello Im planning on starting a 16 computer Internet Cafe business in philippines running from a DSL connection. I was wondering if someone could help me out with the hardwares to connect the computers to the internet. Which setup would be faster and/or better for my internet cafe (mainy focused for gamers):
    - 16 port router
    - 4 port router + 3x 5port switch/hub
    - 2-4 port router + 16 port swtch/hub
    - 16 port switch/hub
    Any other suggestions on how I can make the connection faster/smoother (i.e proxy server)? THANKS IN ADVANCE.

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    Default Re: Need Help w/ Internet Cafe LAN Setup

    I would go with a router for LAN games if that would work fastest, but I dont know well.
    Mobo...............Asus P5N-SLI (NF570)
    RAM................2 GB Kingston DDR2/667 CL5
    GPU................Evga e-GeForce 7900GTO 512MB
    CPU................Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 2MB L2
    HDD................Hitachi 160 GB IDE
    Disk Drive.........Sony DVD+-RW 16x IDE
    PSU................BFG 650W (on sale for 80$, 80$off!!)
    OS..................Windows XP Home SP2
    Sound card......Sound Blaster x-FI xtreme music
    Overclocked somewhat w/Arctic cooler freezer 7 pro
    other info: saitek eclipse red backlit keyboard
    cheap micro innovations wireless optical mouse
    logitech x-530 speakers (5.1)
    18" viewable KDS CRT monitor (I'll upgrade when it dies)
    about 8 80MM fans and I sleeved most of the cables
    It would be quiet but I have 1 noisy Vantek that blows like a turbine. A crappy generic case which with cammo paint and holes all over.



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    Default Re: Need Help w/ Internet Cafe LAN Setup

    go for switches rather than hubs
    you can use Smoothwall as your proxy server, it will speed up your internet access - the smoothie just requires an old pc to run on. (note there are customised version to d/l from the smoothie forums - much better that the standard one)

    if you want to add wifi to the mix, you could also look at publicIP/zonecd

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