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Q: Affordable Building to Building Wirelss for Small Network

I am the Pastor of a small church in Texas I recently purchased a laptop to replace my desktop and plan on passing down my desktop to our treasurer I just purchased a D-Link Extreme N Gigabit router and have networked the computers to the DSL We recently purchased an all in one print copy unit that has wireless capabilities that I would also like to incorprate into the network with the DSL and Other Computer We have our main Church building where my office is located however the copier and treasurers office are in our youth building behind the church When I m sitting at my desk I can sometimes get a low signal strength connection with the printer on the printers quot network quot Wirelss Affordable for Network Building Small Building to in the other building With my Laptop I get great signal strength from the quot DSL Network quot just Affordable Building to Building Wirelss for Small Network outside the building The meter is around bars and stays - mbps As soon as I step in the door the signal is lost it s a metal building The copier room is the first room inside the door and the next room is the Treasurers office The room right above both is my Teen Classroom for Wednesday Night bible studies These three rooms are really the only place in the building i m needing to reach signal Currently in both machines I have one Intel A B G card and the other just is labled USB B G Card Would changing these cards to N enable me to pick up the signal inside the building Is there a cheap meathod of bridging from building to building This is all coming out of my pocket mostly for my benifit so I am not sticking the church with the debt Any information you can provide would be much appreciated I have been working with and on computers since age but I have just never had much dealings with networking and I am especially new to Wireless nbsp

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Hello everyone. I want some help with building a gaming computer in the $800 dollar range. I have checked on and I have found some deals but they are not quite cheap enough and I know that there are better ones out there. What I am looking for is a computer that is a decent gaming computer. Not top of the line, but it should have room for upgrading when I get more money. What I am looking for is an AMD 64 processor and a PCI-Express graphics card. Please help me... :hotbounce

P.S. Also, if you can give a link with a cheap but good monitor ...flat screen is fine I don't need flat panel.


A:Help building an affordable gaming computer

I used the Chaintech Vnf4ultra nforce 4 ultra motherboard($90), a 939 3000+ ($150)cpu, 1gb corsair value select($80), pci-e 6600gt($160), antec 1650b ($65)case, and a tagan 480w psu($90)(wouldn't need this, the 1650b has a good psu that runs the system, I wanted more power for overclocking). I like it it's a nice system, for pretty cheap.
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what would you guys recommend for a 4 computer network?

I want everyone saveing all their important stuff to a very realiable, fast server that's basically safe from any data loss.

my budget is $700.00


A:building a small data server

$700 is a little cheap for a server thats:

very realiable, fast server that's basically safe from any data lossClick to expand...

Esp.the word fast.

Heres my two cents:
*Get two SATA 160GB drives and mirror them in RAID0
*Get a mobo with SATA Raid0 built in so you dont have to spend $100 on a SATA Raid card
*Depending on how much it all costs, try to get a Xeon or Opteron ( which keep in mind will need a Xeon/Opteron mobo)
*Get 1GB of RAM, but show us what you plan on getting, becasue theres cheap 1GB sticks, and expensive 1GB sticks. The expensive 1GB sticks are more expensive for a good reason, and you want that good reaosn.

I think $700 is pretty low for a server.. thing is with a server, you need things like 2 hard drives in raid, if the mobo doesnt have raid a raid pci card is $100, a second hard drive costs more moeny. Your going to want a large amount of ram that costs more. Your going to want a cpu more cache, hence Xeon etc, which wil also cost more.

Your also going to need a hard firewall (a router with a firewall built into it), and norton AV running 24/7.
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A:Building a small office server

I'd almost suggest you buy a small pre-built and purpose built server from Dell, HP, or Lenovo.

Or since it's just for files, maybe just get a professional grade NAS with RAID-5 like a Synology unit.

Backups can be done to USB hard drives that can, and should be rotated, offsite for safe keeping.

Also if you go wired with 5 computers, a server, and possibly network printers I'd be looking at using a small 8 or 16 port Gigabit switch and using the router only as the gateway for the internet and for the wireless.
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A:need help building a small business server

The equipment is secondary to the capability of the application in question. You have to have a multi-user application for something like this to work. Why don't we start with the name of the application you're going to be using?
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Heya Guys,

Ive got some problems.

I need to build a new network enviroment round my work.

What I want to accomplish is this:

An Enviroment with 2 servers that are sync'd and that both servers got a NAT (Raid 6) and a NAT for a back up.

I want two servers because when server 1 braking down server 2 still running and my clients still can connect to them (thats why they're sync'd)

Im planning to run two servers on Hyper-V (because i need to apply many servers to them).

Ive already got two Hyper-V servers standing over here.

But the problem is that ive got just a little idea about how I whant to accomplish this.

Got any of you guys experience with this?

Sorry if its not understandable, ask me and ill give you answers!

thanks in advance,


A:New Network building

You really need to hire a company to come in and do this for you. Especially if you're dealing with customer which are probably vital to your company's survival.

If you are gonig to tackle this yourself, be prepared for a long stressful road where you'll probably be spending many many hours getting this all sorted correctly. Based on what I'm seeing in your post, I don't see enough background/expertise to pull this off.
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A:Building A Network???

We don't normally do homework assignments, what are you going to learn that way? If you really have no idea, then maybe you weren't ready for this assignment.
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So far I have managed to configure everything correctly exceptfor a pinter.
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I am have trouble figuring out how to add this printer to my network so
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Can anyone give me some advice.


A:Building a network

The print server should get an IP address from the DHCP Server. If not you may have to reset it. Then download the HP network printer install wizard (easiest way for a noob) and it shoudl detect and setup everything. Just run the software on each system. Or you can use the server as a print server but I dont see a point in that. Don't over complicate things.
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I am planning on building a computer to be used as a server.

CPU: AMD Sempron 2.2GHz
HD: 2 x 1TB Western Digital Caviar Green
Graphics: 256mb 8400GT
Network Card: Linksys 1gbps

I have a few questions.

1) Is the setup above good for a server?
2) What software will I need to run a server?
3) I am going to have ethernet plugs all around the house can I run the internet though the server and into the computers I have plugged in around the house?

Thanking in advanced


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A:Help Building my Home Network

Welcome to the forum. Until you can find out if you have the internet in the house and barn and what the cables are for we are stuck so if you have a service you need to stick a laptop ont the end of these cables and see what happens the smaller one try a phone
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I think I have got this figured out! Finally
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A:trying to add a building to our home network

Hi aligi308, and welcome to TSG.

If the wireless router in your home includes at least one open LAN port you should be able to plug the cable from the pole barn into it. Assuming you have electrical power in the pole barn, use a wireless router, with LAN ports, configured as a switch. Here is a link to a TSG library article on how how to configure the primary router in the house and secondary router in the barn:
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A:Building home Network

Sounds like a good plan provided the powerline adapters work well (they don't always).
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A:Building my first home network

I hate firefox.....!!!!!!!!!! Just wrote a long post for you there and lost it!! Anyway...I'm not writing it all out again.

Forget about power line networking. It is very slow and the least secure. It is the cheapest and simplest however.
You best bet is to get a wireless router and YES you do need a network for what you want.
If you don't want a router or cables all over the place there is an alternative.
It is called ICS If you can live with your Dad's PC being on all the time (only when you want internet access) then this maybe an option. Basically your Dad's PC acts as the network and router for you. His PC probably has a network card on it so you connect your PC to your Dad's with a crossover cable (I know you said don't mention them but you can always buy one!) and enable ICS on his PC (see links). This will then work for you.

With the ADSL connection to your Dad's PC is this done via a USB connection? If it isn't and it is using the network card then you won't be able to do the above because the network card is in use. If the ADSL modem has a USB port try connecting it up to your Dad's PC on that instead. This will free the NIC (network card) for ICS.

Also take a look at this article on my blog. It covers the basics of a IP adddreses and networking. It is just the right amount of information for you to build and troubleshoot a home network Set up a home network
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A:Can access the network in the building and see other computers but.....

I assume you've checked to see if you're getting ans ip address?
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David McMahon

A:Building a good network cable

Well, patch cables should be stranded, and for long runs in walls and the like, the cables should be solid conductor. Note that CAT5 and CAT5e connectors are not technically correct for CAT6 cable, since the wire diameter is slightly larger for CAT6 cable. IMO, there is never a place for flat cable with Ethernet, so I'd stick with round cables stranded for short patch cables, and solid core for long runs.

CAT5 Cable Wiring Diagram

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A:Trying to connect to a wireless network in my building.

you're going to have to set up the client computer by creating a preferred network. fill out all the fields, especially the network ssid, key, and encryption. just right-click on your wireless network connection and select properties. then go to the 'wireless networks' tab and add a preferred network.
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A:how to set up an internal network in one room of a building?

Are you using the router as a router? Unless you are using it as a switch, and optionally as a wireless access point, I do not understand how anybody from the WAN side can access your LAN regardless of whether you use static IP configurations.
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A:Building secure network with Cisco ASA firewall / help!

You're in over your head at the moment. You really need to do some studying on the ASA/PIX firewalls to get a good background/foundation. I would suggest doing one project at a time and so you can focus and learn the concepts and how to configure it on the ASA.

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A:Networking from building to building

good work (so far).

recommend you use a LAPTOP to verify the remote connectivity.

First, config the laptop so as to connect to your secondary router (ie: wireless router next to an exterior wall).
To avoid routing complexity; wire your connections like this

notice that the secondary.router connects to the primary using a LAN slot, not the typical WAN connection.
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[a]Either or both routers may use wifi too
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Now reconnect the routers and verify the laptop can connect to the secondary.router when it is in the same room. Now step across the yard (but still outside) and verify you're still connected.
Walk inside and try to get connected again.

They want wireless in the house. Also since it is a different building , but has the same phone number would it be possible to have two seperate dsl modems?Click to expand...


To get WiFi within the house you need another device (an Access Point or a router that supports BRIDGE mode)... like this


dsl.modem==primary.router ---cat5---secondary.router - - - wifi 2 house--Access.Point - - wifi within the building
Use [a] above to segregate the A/P too
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A:Problems connecting to my apartment building's wireless network...

Originally Posted by DaNNo71886

Let me just begin by saying that I am rather 'computer illeriterate,' but with a little guidance, I usually do fairly well...

Here's the story:

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A:Need help building a PC

It will include all the cables you will need. I would say get at least a 500 W PSU..Antec is a very good brand.

You will be fine with 2 gigs of ram..A better upgrade would be the 8800GTS to a 8800gtx.

Also Intel E6600 is a good processor.
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A:Building a new PC

It looks like everything is great. You didn't include your HD choice. The only thing I would check on is the compatibility of your SLI video card with your motherboard. I don't know much about SLI but after reading the Nvidia website it looks like you might not be able to use the SLI features with out a mother board that supports it. Again I want you to know that I don't know much about SLI but this is what I have read. Do some more research and let us know!!! Good luck.
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A:Help building a CPU

I'd recommend you read a little bit around these forums. Theres lots of discussions on the best of this and that for what prices.

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A:Building a new PC

Im not to sure abou all of your q's but what i do know according to your specifications, is that at 15,000 RPM , that is a hot hard drive. Im not too sure how well that does with heat, i just reccommedn you leaving good spaces inbetween the HD to give it a good cool.

The fans you have now, should do well (although i dont know much about that stuff.) but with the core 2 duo, that also means less heat as compared to a higher clock rate speed CPU.

Why do u want such fast HD? Gaming?

I didnt know they made 160gb raptors, i tought they only went up to 74gb.
AND 15000 hds exhist? wow. what is the average seek time?

What I know is that Raptors get pretty hot at 10K RPM. So leave good gaps to give it a good cool. Try to organizeyour cables the best possible way. Maybe hide them on the back hatch holding your MOBO. Thats what i did.

Now I dont have all the answers to your Qs. But Im guessing that your fans should do well. Also make sure to clean or check periodically for dust.

Higher RPM means more heat.
But the lower clock speeds of c2D MEANS ;LESS HEAT ALSO.

Just make sure the HD gets good ventilation and isnt obstructed ( in my case My VID CARD is big so it blocks some air, so i had to turn my side fan window arround to turn the fan arround.)

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Why do u want such high RPM? Gaming? Y dont u give a try to that RAID type that allows for alternating hd WRITING.
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A:Building a PC

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you dont need a sound card or
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First question: Is this going to be standard size ATX or micro-ATX? What size is the case? Micro will not fit in a standard case and vice-versa.
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Fourth: Current power supply unit (psu) it adequate for the new component(s)? How old is it? The psu is just as important as any other component.

I'll stop there for now. It would be helpful to know what your current mobo is and the type/amount of RAM. Also the exact model of the mobo you are considering.
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I'm sure there's a recent book or two out there on it, but Google has a lot of free information too.
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Dont Worry About the Monitor or the case (Feel Free to post them if you want ) i`ll sort that stuff out
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A:Building Help

The 2.8 Pent P4 478 socket is a good processor, probably has dual threading technology, but it has been discontinued and you have to find a compatable motherboard with the features you want to be able to use.

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A:Building help, please.

You can connect the optical drives to either ide channel. DVD burners often like to be the master device on the channel so I would connect the burner as master on ide1 or 2 and connect the cd drive as the slave device.

As to the fan connector, I am not familiar with that ps, however I believe it just for monitoring speed and it should not matter which fan header you use. I would just use aux1.
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he could, i know a guy who just turned 15 yesterday, he knows more than I do about computers and I can build a computer. (i am 18)

If they are a computer boff and enjoy messing around with computers and stuff then yes but I wouldn't advise it...I would say no.. thats my opinion
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A:Building a PC

Processors Supported Intel Celeron up to 2.80GHz
Intel Pentium 4 up to 3.40GHz

Cut and paste from spec sheet.

Depending on how many drives, etc. you are going to attach, you'd base the power supply requirements from that. I wouldn't get anything less than 350 myself, and probably more.
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A:Building my first PC

Opinions?Click to expand...

Don't buy this board.
Here's a few reasons why.
The chipset they use on this board is 3rd on a list of 3 chipset makers.
The first being Nvidia then VIA then SiS, others may say VIA is first but that
doesn't matter because SiS will always be 3rd.

Hers a review of the board (not very flattering).
Motherboard Review

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The board is $5 more but shipping is $10 less.
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A:building a new pc

Sounds like a great system to me. Under $1,000 is attainable, just take a look:

HARDDRIVE=$100 (80gig)
GRAPHICS=$100 (GeforceMX)

That's $760 bucks, and a system that will rock the house. The Asus motherboard is real nice, I would recommend 512 DDR RAM
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A:Building a PC

Go Intel, e.g. i5-2500K. Only hardcore AMD fanboys will buy the FX-8120.

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A:Need Help with Building PC

try one ram stick at a time.
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A:Building a PC

build a sweet system for around $1000, give or take depending how sweet you wanted it
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I'm building my first pc, primarily for gaming, which is also being done on a budget <500.
I've put together a few items after alot of web surfing and am wondering if they're compatible together. Not to mention how they would handle TitanQuest. Any useful comments or suggestions would be appreciated.

939Dual-SATA2 66.99
AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Venice 2000MHz 76.00
Radeon 9250 256MB 54.99
Update Kingston 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 83.99
Western Digital Caviar SE WD800JD 80GB 42.99
XION XION II XON-103 Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 450W 64.99 - 15 rebate

407.94 - 15 rebate

I'm able to get Windows and a monitor from a friend, is there anything i'm overlooking?

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Ok I ve finally decided to go ahead and upgrade I have ordered a Shuttle Building it! AK A MB W AMD athlon CPU and a cpu cooling fan for Athlons up to I intend to use my current case which is huge and has plenty of room I also intend to use my existing floppy cd-rom Building it! and Building it! burner as well as zip drive but I am upgrading the hard drive to a G I am also purchasing a new power supply W Antec smartpower Here s the deal I have RAM from my old setup and I believe it s pc SDRAM dimms Mb My new motherboard will support both DDR and SDRAM Actually here s the specs Memory - x -pin DIMM DDR - x -pin DIMM SDRAM - Supports banks up to GB DRAMs Mb x x DRAM technology for register DDR SDRAM module - Supports banks up to GB DRAMs Mb x x DRAM technology for unbuffered SDR SDRAM module Now does this mean I can use my existing RAM in this setup Before answering I should say that I plan to use XP PRO or WIndows Pro as my OS ANother question is can I combine the two RAM types and utilize all four banks or must they all be the same type of RAM This is a little fuzzy to me with this make and model of MB I am not sure about this but if I were to be abloe to do this would my over all RAM SPeed be only as fast as my slowest module If I can t use them in combo then DDR seems the way to go I think I d probably skip the pc crap and just buy a stick at a time as my budget allows of DDR dimms instead I can t help feeling that if I m going to go through all the trouble of a major upgrade I might as well not skimp on the RAM if it is going to make that big of a difference FOr instance how much faster would a stick of DDR be than Mb of PC Sdram Can someone shed some light on this Thanks nbsp

A:Building it!

Your existing RAM will work in that board.
No you can't mix the 2 ram types.