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Trying to set up a home network
Me, myself, and I | 09/06/2005 | Tennessee_Bob

Posted on 09/06/2005 5:52:41 PM PDT by Tennessee_Bob

Ok, let me get a couple critical things out of the way first.

Yes, I am logged in.

Never met a moose.

I don't have a sister.

I do like cheese.

I am not running CP/M.

I have Googled this.

I'm pretty sure it's Bush's fault.

I hope I got everything out of the way, but I'm sure if I didn't, it will be pointed out in a bold, 24 point font.

Yesterday, I had two machines, one running XP Home, one running Win2k. After fixing a friend of mine's computer (why is it that the only time women ever call me is when they need help with their computers? Oh, sure, they act all interested for thirty minutes or so, but then, invariably, the conversation goes, "Oh, Bob, do you still work on computers?) I then had three machines - the third is an old Gateway 750. It runs fine. I brought it home, and burned down the drive and then installed Win2K Server. I have legitimate version of the software - don't ask why.

In any case, I installed it just to see if it would install, sort of a benchmark test, if you will.

So, now I have three machines, and I'd like to build a network with them. Why? Because when I go for an interview, I'd like to be able to say that I have some experience beyond just seeing the stuff boot up.

Assume the following:
I have a cable modem
I have a Viewsonic wireless router, which also acts as a four port router
Each machine has a valid, functioning NIC onboard.

Two of the NICs are hard NICS - cable has to plug in to communicate, the third one is a wireless card.

For 25 percent of the semester grade, can someone point me towards a decent "do it yourself" guide to building a server based home network system?

Any assistance - either personal experience or telling me where to go - and if you knew where I worked, you'd know that I'm already in Hell, so that's not a valid answer - would be appreciated.


TOPICS: Cheese, Moose, Sister; Chit/Chat; Computers/Internet; Hobbies
KEYWORDS: cheese; computerhelp; helphelphelp; homenetwork; loggedin; moose; network; router; server; sister
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Thanks for the help in advance.

BTW, does anyone out there think that there might be something possibly serious with this lady who gave me the computer? I mean...well...never mind.

1 posted on 09/06/2005 5:52:47 PM PDT by Tennessee_Bob
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To: Tennessee_Bob

But are ya series and is this huge ?.......BTTT !


2 posted on 09/06/2005 5:54:04 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: Tennessee_Bob

Shouldn't this be excerpted? Do you have a working link? (sorry, you asked for it!)


3 posted on 09/06/2005 5:54:49 PM PDT by SittinYonder (Nemo me impune lacessit)
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To: Tennessee_Bob

What about the beeber?


4 posted on 09/06/2005 5:55:21 PM PDT by jbstrick (insert clever tagline here)
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To: Tennessee_Bob

with or without beeber?


5 posted on 09/06/2005 5:55:32 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Freedom of speech makes it much easier to spot the idiots." [Jay Lessig, 2/7/2005])
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To: Tennessee_Bob

First, check your beeber to see if it is stuned. Then take a shower. All your PC are belong to us.


6 posted on 09/06/2005 5:55:49 PM PDT by shezza (God Bless Our Troops)
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To: jbstrick

Darn it, beat me by 11 seconds.


7 posted on 09/06/2005 5:56:13 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Freedom of speech makes it much easier to spot the idiots." [Jay Lessig, 2/7/2005])
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To: NonValueAdded

Wow. that was creepy.


8 posted on 09/06/2005 5:56:21 PM PDT by jbstrick (insert clever tagline here)
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To: jbstrick; NonValueAdded

The computer was free, so for right now, this is a low buck project. I don't want to go with a beeber out of the back of someone's car - I want a high quality beeber - so I'm saving my pennies for that.


9 posted on 09/06/2005 5:58:37 PM PDT by Tennessee_Bob ("Nac Mac Feegle! The Wee Free Men! Nae king! Nae quin! Nae laird! We willna be fooled again!")
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To: Tennessee_Bob
Kitty time in the sandbox?

Go to http://www.broadbandreports.com/faq/networking - getting Win2k to talk with Windows Home can be a pain in the rump, but it is possible. Read a lot, play some, and you'll get it up and running.

Oh.. Well.. Darn it, I figure it also might be fun to point you towards Microsoft's Networking Setup Wizard located on your control panel on XP Home - Service pack 2. But seriously, spend some time on those faqs first - mucho useful information.
10 posted on 09/06/2005 5:59:02 PM PDT by kingu (Draft Fmr Senator Fred Thompson for '08.)
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But are ya series and is this huge

Well, she's pretty, and she's very nice, and she thinks my daughter is awesome - so it could be series. And no, she's not huge - but what about the network??

11 posted on 09/06/2005 5:59:47 PM PDT by Tennessee_Bob ("Nac Mac Feegle! The Wee Free Men! Nae king! Nae quin! Nae laird! We willna be fooled again!")
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To: Tennessee_Bob

You're going to need plenty of antifreeze--Zerex. None of that Prestone crap, it's gotta be Zerex. And ball bearings. It's all about ball bearings.


12 posted on 09/06/2005 6:01:08 PM PDT by Petronski (I love Cyborg. Gosh I miss her!)
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To: Tennessee_Bob

IBTZ!


J/K


13 posted on 09/06/2005 6:02:35 PM PDT by Xenophobic Alien ("It gives me a headache just trying to think down to your level.")
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To: Tennessee_Bob

http://www.winguides.com/


14 posted on 09/06/2005 6:04:45 PM PDT by jbstrick (insert clever tagline here)
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To: Squantos

Should I ask them to move this to breaking news??


15 posted on 09/06/2005 6:06:47 PM PDT by Tennessee_Bob ("Nac Mac Feegle! The Wee Free Men! Nae king! Nae quin! Nae laird! We willna be fooled again!")
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To: Tennessee_Bob

Are you using linux on a Mac. with firefox as your browser?

Cause windows is your problem Internet Explorer is evil.


(I figured I could harass ya some more


16 posted on 09/06/2005 6:10:19 PM PDT by Rightly Biased (<>< Like $3 a gallon gas? Thank an enviromentalist.)
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To: Rightly Biased

Actually, I prefer to browse in assembler, run through my TI-90 graphing calculator. Yeah, it's a little slow, and seeing pictures is really a bear - but it's a challenge, and that's what I like :)


17 posted on 09/06/2005 6:11:52 PM PDT by Tennessee_Bob ("Nac Mac Feegle! The Wee Free Men! Nae king! Nae quin! Nae laird! We willna be fooled again!")
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To: Tennessee_Bob

are you doing to set up a network with DHCP or Static IP addressing?


18 posted on 09/06/2005 6:12:06 PM PDT by MikefromOhio (Ohio State vs. Texarse, Sept 10th)
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To: MikeinIraq

I'm open to suggestions on that avenue. First time setting this kind of thing up, and I figured that this was the place to come for general harassment and good ideas - scary, eh?


19 posted on 09/06/2005 6:13:41 PM PDT by Tennessee_Bob ("Nac Mac Feegle! The Wee Free Men! Nae king! Nae quin! Nae laird! We willna be fooled again!")
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To: Tennessee_Bob; Future Snake Eater

Oh I didn't have a good answer for ya so I just bumped yer thread Bob......:o)

I use a cingular WAN plan that lets me use my laptop on the road. When I'm home it's just a dial up and my Cable connection to the desktop. I'll monitor this thread to see yer results !

FSE has some good puter sense if my memory serves me correct.....him or his Dad I believe......heeeeelp FSE if ya have time !


Stay safe !


20 posted on 09/06/2005 6:15:39 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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