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Classroom LAN setup

By tarekati ·
I would like to understand a network setup inside a classroom where each desk has a computer connected and managed by the teacher PC, and which also controls the content of each PC on the LAN inside the same classroom.
Please advise me on the Hardware and Software needed.

Best regards,
Tarek Atia

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Classroom LAN setup

by csmith In reply to Classroom LAN setup

If teachers are going to run the system, you are going to have to use Windows 2000 for the teachers PC as server, because that is the only OS that many of them are familiar with, plus the software avaiability is better.
You can run Win98 clients, instead of Win2K clients.
Put a PCI LAN card in the teachers PC, and run the cable to a hub.
Run the cables to the student's PCs from the hub. Put a LAN card in each student's PC and plug the cable in.
Win2K has all of the OS software you will need.
You will need a copy of the book called Windows 2000 Resource Kit to answer your questions.
I would recommend 3COM for the equipment.
Be careful about hooking these LANs together.
School environments are loaded with viruses.
AirWalls (LANs not connected), prevent the whole system from going down at once.
Remember to set the antivirus software to autoscan the floppies.
Regards, Chris

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