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configuration of the network (LAN)

By honest_m2002 ·
Please help!I want to configure a LAN of about 10 clients. This will be my first time. I have the hub and all the accesories. There will be need for a server. The operating system on the PCs is Windows XP.After connecting the computers to the hub,
1. how do I start a network?
2. What configurations do I need to do inoder to
make the network function.
3. Do i need any other software to create the LAN
and the comunication protocals or do I just
need to go to the control panel for this. If
so what procedures do I need to follow.
Any help in this regard will help me greatly.

Honest Mwandu

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by house In reply to configuration of the netw ...

That is pretty general. I could write a book on the subject.

If you only have a hub, your server should be assigning the IP addresses to your clients. Since you only have 10 clients, you can assign static IP's. If you want to connect to the internet, they could all have public addresses unless you want to use the server to manage them.

The server itself can have two NIC's...one for the public (internet address) and one for the private network gateway address.

The main question is - what is the server going to be used for?

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