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    Home network.

    What exactly do i need for a home network? Do i just need a router, or is that not a proper network? What are the benifits of a home server?
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    • schmunk's system
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    You need:

    • 2 or more computers
    • One hub / switch / router (or just a crossover cable if you only have 2 computers)

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    what are you trying to achieve ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moby-Dick
    what are you trying to achieve ?
    Well i want to share bb and would like to have some sort of backup possibley, i dont think i will get a server but i want to cover all of the options. I do think that all i need is a router though.
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    If asdl

    you will need a

    adsl modem/router

    some cat5 cable

    and either a network card or the onboard network that is on many new motherboards.



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    Well, if you have 2 PCs, the cheap solution is an AD-HOC network. It is a type of wireless connection which shares things between 2 PCs.

    So, you could plug the following into PC 1, which would be on when needed:
    Broadband
    Scanner
    Printer
    Make the hard drive/external drive shareable, so you can access it wirelessly
    And much more

    And then once you make the AD-HOC network between the 2 PCs, the 2nd PC would be able to access all of the above things.

    The best bit about AD-HOC, is that all you need is 2 standard wireless cards. For instance, at my house, my laptop has inbuilt Dell wireless, and I bought a 40 quid PCI wireless card for my desktop.

    Hope that helps.
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