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Help on building a network

Discussion in 'Networks' started by Danmurph, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. Danmurph

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    Hi everyone,

    The time has come to build a domain in my home and I need some advice please.
    This is what I have got:
    2x PC's one running win 2003 server enterprise edition, the other running XP (both with network cards
    Belking 802.11g wireless adapter (usb connection)

    I currently use the wireless adapter to connect to the internet from the XP machine, my other machine does nothing as of yet..

    Ok what I want to do is to set up a domain using the two computers, later adding a third machine into the network as a 2nd client computer,

    What other hardware do I need, and how do I share my internet connection through the server computer (if I can) The router im recieving the internet from is a speedtouch box

    Thanks guys,

    Hope all studying and work is going well :D

    Danny
     
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  2. Sparky
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    For any kinda domain based network I would ditch the wireless connection mate. Is it possible to replace the speed touch with a decent firewall\router as well? 8)
     
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  3. BosonMichael
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    er... what's a domain? :p
     
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  4. Sparky
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    No idea! :biggrin

    Some kinda Microsoft network I think. :biggrin
     
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  5. BosonMichael
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    I'd better study those individual books, ya think? :study :biggrin
     
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  6. Sparky
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    To be on the safe side Ive ordered all the books from Amazon! :biggrin

    Yes, *all* the books! :eek:
     
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  7. disarm

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  8. Wassup

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    cable up and get a router, it will make more sense in the long run :) Yes you can use 2003 as a router but not many enterprises will do that as they'd prefer to have a more dedicated box doing that kind of work.

    You can pick up a netgear for less than £20 which is an easy way to get it all up'n'running
     
  9. EduTech

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    Yea from what you have said all you need now is a router and cable :D.

    Later on if your network becomes larger and you start implement Email Servers.. Web Servers etc go and buy a nice gbit switch :D

    I am sure if you need a hand someone on here will help you out if not PM me . :)

    James.
     

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