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Re: [SLUG] Beginners Home Network
- To: Richard Blackburn <rblckbrn@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Beginners Home Network
- From: Heracles <renee@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue Oct 10 20:57:21 2000
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Reply-to: heracles@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Richard Blackburn wrote:
> Thanks to George Viera for the offer of advice for a basic home network.
> Well where do we start? Someone just gave me an old 586 box. So what do
> I get next?
> 2 NIC cards, some cables and hub?
> I'd like to try to document this setup for others further down the line.
Depends entirely upon what you want to do. If you are only
networking two machines together then use a crossover cable (~$15
for a 5 metre cable) and two NICs at about $25 each for PCI types.
If you want a larger network you will need a hub. Make sure you
have enough RAM in the 586 - say 64Mb. Other than that, follow the
advice in any of the HOW-TOs that apply and the NAG is a fun read
also. It is really easy if you get supported cards - you'll see
once you start the project.
Stay well and happy