setting up a lan with 6 computers

  harps1h 15:11 06 Dec 2006

i have been asked to find out what it would take to set up a small office with 6 computers including what type and how much cable would be required.

any suggestions

  Howling Mad Murdock 00:57 07 Dec 2006

Before going into any of that, you first must consider what the LAN will be used for. Eg, will all 6 be heavy internet users at the same time?

What is the budget for the LAN?
What is your minimum lifespan for the LAN before any upgrades/replacements?
Is the network likely to expand in the future? What will the LAN be used for?

  harps1h 18:38 07 Dec 2006

it will initially be used for standad office procedures such as word processing,accounts salaries, internal mail, external email. internet access will be occassional. the company hopes to expand the office to 10 users within a period of 5 years. thats it really.

thanks for your reply.


  harps1h 22:31 07 Dec 2006

also what type of server should be installed. you wouldn't need a print server as a networked printer should cover it. but what would be best for internet and file transfer?

  harps1h 07:50 09 Dec 2006


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