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Q: Setting up a small home/business network

A colleague at work would like to set up either a SHN or a SBN. What is the best way to go about this? Would it be best to be safe to be cloud based? What equipment is needed etc...?

This will take some discussing, so please ask any questions you need. The intention would be for two/three people to access the information on the network initially. A printer will be shared on the network, allowing scan to email. Laptops would be used to access the network from external sites, this is why I'm thinking of going the cloud based route, so they can log on and access the server from anywhere in the world...

Any help/guidance is appreciated.
Thank You!

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A: Setting up a small home/business network

Yes, you can consider the Cloud as a solution for access, BUT . . .
it also brings with it issues like:

You should start reading about these issues before committing to this solution.

One alternative would be a NAS device connected to your router. Putting your modem, router and NAS on a UPS power system would allow (with proper configuration) external access and you have total control, of all of the issues above.
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Currently he has 6 PC's connected to a switch. One of the PC's is setup as a server and all are connected to a homegroup. This has worked for him for 18 months.

The problem with this is all the computers are standalone and the user accounts are specific to each PC.

I'd like to set it up properly with network logins (?!) So users can login to any of the PC's.

How do I do this?

Thanks in advance


A:Setting up a small business network...

You may need "Windows Server Essentials" (Small Business Server) set up.

for info.

Then create "roaming user profiles" if you want to get the same desktop etc on all machines you login or a regular profile just to login.
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Hey guys, I'm new to this forum and just want your opinion on equipment for a small network. Let me know what you think (if you want).

This is going to be for a small network including 5-8 computers and a server.

Server: Dell PowerEdge SC440
Storage: WD MyBook World Edition - 1 TB
Switch: Dell PowerConnect 2716
Computers: Dell Vostro 400 Mini Tower 2.33 GHz 2GB Ram 250GB HD

I also want to be able to host a website on the server.

Opinions and Suggestions Welcome. I am not totally set on anything.

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A:setting up the network for a small business

Who is asking you to do this? Is this purely a business transaction where you're getting paid or is it something like a friend/family member asking?
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A:Solved: Setting up a small business wireless network

There is no step by step on developing your network besides doing prefferences. You are the only one who can decide if there will be a "server" or not.

The most obvious question is - are all 4 PC's going to be on at all times? If the answer is no then your going to want to make one the server and the others be clients connecting in. If you never think there will be a time a file is needed but a PC is turned off that may house the files then you can keep it all seperate.

The next question is data backup do you want to worry about having to backup data on all 4 Pc's or do you want ot backup all data in one location - Of course there are software solutions out there that will back up over the lan if the PC in question is turned off it won't be backed up.

As far as - And what kind of hardware will I need? you will need a wireless card in each PC and then one wireless access point or wireless router depending on the distance between all the PC's you may need some range extenders or some directional antennas but this sounds like its all fairly close to each other.
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A:Setting up a small home network

meh nobody answered yet

basically just telling me how to add an xp computer to my vista's computers workgroup would help a bunch
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A:Need advice about setting-up a VPN for our small business

My advice is to get a firewall which has the ability to do SSL VPNs.

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A:Small business network

Quote: Originally Posted by KarlLabrada

I'm hoping for quick help here!
I'm trying to get a small business network set up, so that all computers can read/write to and from each other.

there are 05 computers on the network,
01, 02 are running Win7 Pro
03, 04, 05 are running Win7 Home Premium.

My problem is this. All computers can see each other on the network, but joining them in the same homegroup isn't working.
not all the computers can see the homegroup. Currently I have 01, 02 and 03 all joined on the homegroup, but 04 cant seem to join the group. It wants to create a new homegroup. I haven't tried joining 05 yet (this time around).

Even the computers that are on teh same homegroup dont recognise that they are all on the homegroup. 01 currently thinks its alone in the homegroup, 02 thinks that 01 is on the homegroup with it, and 03 thinks its alone with 01 on the group.

I've tried making all computers leave the group, and starting over a couple of times, with more or less the same result: all of the computers show up under Network, but they are never all in the same homegroup, and the ones that are show only a selection of the others that are in it.

I know this sounds really confusing, and it is. Hopefully someone can follow along to this point to help me!

I've tried the network and homegroup trouble shooting, but it doesn't seem to help anything.

I should also say that I'm in Australia, and its currently 01:43am on Monday, and I was hoping to have this all working by 9:00 when people are going to come in and need to use it. But I don't hold much hope for that at this point. I've been building, installing Windows and other programs since Saturday morning, and might not be thinking clearly at the moment.

Any help at all would really be appreciated!

Its been a while since I configured my five systems, but let me see if I can help.

First, I didn't set them in a Homegroup, I set them as in a Workgroup. (Homegroups need IPv6, and it is still a bit dicy in Windows 7.)

I set them all in the same Workgroup by going to Control Panel (set to view small icons) System -> Advanced System Settings -> System Name. There change the Workgroup name to be the same for all computers.

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On the systems, set up the shared folders and permissions you need.

Give it a shot, and let us know if that helps.
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A:Newbie trying to set up small business network

The Static IP will go to the router... what modem will be provided?
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A:small business network - advice needed!

You neglected to state that the site does/doesn't need Internet access.
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A:p2p Network Setup in small business(Doctor's office)


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A:Small Business Startup....Remote Network Questions

You would need a Terminal Server to allow mulitple simultaneous log-ins.

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A:Setting up a business network using XP Pro

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TP-Link TL-R600VPN SafeStream Gigabit Broadband VPN Router
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A:Small Business network setup wired router/switch help

gawkgawk said:

I'm new to small business network setup. I have my cable modem hooked up to the WAN port of the TP-Link Gigabit router and a cat5e cable hooked up to port 16 on the Netgear Switch. On the Netgear switch setup I set the DHCP mode to "Enable" as I figure the router will handle IP address assignment. I plugged in 3 computers to the Netgear switch and I get internet but if I plug in anymore there is still a red X on the ethernet connection in the taskbar and only the first 3 computers have internet still.

Any ideas or help greatly appreciated. Thank you!
TP-Link TL-R600VPN SafeStream Gigabit Broadband VPN Router
NETGEAR ProSAFE JGS516PE 16-Port Gigabit Rackmount PoE Web Managed (Plus) SwitchClick to expand...

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A:Help setting up a small office network

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A:Setting up a small office network

maybe better to use apache
most addon's free
and or make a linux server box if you can handle linux
apache is on the disc

my server now runs apache ,linux
are you going to have website to??
if not just need to go to SBS
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A:Setting up a small office network

Do you have File and Printer Sharing Enabled?
Do you have any folders shared?

Are the computer XP home or Pro and what service pack?
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A:Setting up a small local area network

The only thing I can think of is the DHCP is somehow confusing the IP addresses allocated on the repeater router.Click to expand...

If you are telling us that you have multiple Dhcp servers on the network that can certainly give duplicate IP addresses if the address spaces are not unique.
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A:need help in setting up a network in a small medical office

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A:help- setting up a small network (1 adsl modem-usb, 1x4port router, 4 pcs)

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I want to set up a small test server/network to increase my knowledge of
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Want I want to know if what do I need?

I was thinkning I need 2 desktops,
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1 to act as a Domain Controller (does this need to be server 2003 as well?)

A swith or Hub
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I have all of the above already

Have I missed anything


A:Solved: Setting up a Small Test Network/Domain on Server 2003

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A:Network and remote access for home photography business

Welcome to Seven Forums,

A NAS would be a doable option to access, modify and save all the files. I use them at work/home and works well.

A remote access would also do, if she would like to remote control her computer. You may try Team Viewer, the Free version I use this myself for personal stuff.
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A:small home network

they should both be connected to the router and then you share the broadband - what connection speed do you have- I have uptoo 5 PC's/Laptops connected to my router on a 1MB broadband connection - and unless lots of downloads - surfing is fine
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A:trying to setup a small home network.

As long as they are all in the same LAN you will be able to connect to each other. Ensure Network Discovery is enabled.

Use the same username and password on each computer and it will save you the trouble of re-authenticating.
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A:Small Home Network questions...

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Thanks in advance,


A:Problem with small home network


When you get prompted for the username/password you should get a check box labeled 'Remember my password', which should sort this out for you for next time. If not post back here and I'll see what I can do.

Hope this helps.


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A:Exchange 200x on small home network

ShareO program would help

I suggest you to use ShareO program which will help you to share MS Outlook data like: emails, calendars, contacts, tasks, etc. Just because you do not need any server, it is cost effective solution for about ~$35 per user.

Check it out:
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A:Sharing permissions on a small home network.

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What am I doing wrong? Please let me know the step by step procedure.


Sincerely Yours,
- Bertrand.

A:Sharing files/folders in a small home network

1. Make sure everyone is in the same workgroup. (This has nothing to do with file sharing, but it cuts down on broadcasts and makes finding other computers easier.)

2. Make sure any firewalls allow access to your own network. This is not enabled by default. How you do this depends on the firewall.

3. Make sure user accounts are duplicated on all machines. Accounts other than yours do not have to have administrator access, they just should be there. This cuts down on problems with shares.

You should be able to share files and ping other computers by name at this point. My Network Places will eventually be populated, but it can take up to 58 minutes for this to happen. Remember that My Network Places is more like a catalog of what's out there. It has nothing to do with file sharing.

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A:setting up a home network

Go to control panel, internet options, connection, and use the

to setup a network connection wizard.
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A:Setting Up A Home Network

Dlink , Linksys or Netgear are all fine.
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A:help me with setting up VPN to home network from anywhere

Hi, welcome to the forums

You might want to look at the following tutorials:

Virtual Private Network (VPN) - Enable Incoming VPN Connections

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A:Setting up a home network

trival buddy.


modem=====router-----Web Server
| | | |
(x) PC systems

To ensure all PCs see the webserver at the same address (regardless of the boot sequence),
give the webserver a static IP address.
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A:Setting up a home network???


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In Control Panel Network & Sharing Center
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A:Help with Setting Up Home Network

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A:Setting up home network

Your Dad has a 3rd party firewall that needs to be uninstalled or properly configured for LAN access.

Or one of these services is not running:
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A:setting up a home network

If you start from scratch, this should work. Configure ICS on the one machine that has the Internet connection. We'll consider it the "primary" router for this configuration. Your Linksys router will be the "secondary" router for the configuration. Use the following configuration.

Connecting two SOHO broadband routers together.

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A:Setting up a new home network

You should be able to connect both to the router (I'd use wires for ease of configuration), and just set the laptop to automatically obtain it's IP and DNS addresses. Add in the File/Print sharing client, and you should be good to go.
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I have a Linksys WRP400 and as usual linksys tech support is useless... When setting up the router via the wizard, it requests a PIN from me that is supposed to be located on the device or in the documentation, but I can't find it anywhere. So I can't set up my server... Anyone have any suggestions??

A:Setting up a home network

A PIN as in a password?

Ifso, try:
They're sometimes used as the default password, if you haven't changed it...

I'll look into this some more.

EDIT: Hammer Vs. Linksys WRP400
Hammer wins!
PIN is inside... Maybe
Broken Linksys WRP400

An extra note, try looking in the documentation, again, its very easy to overlook things.
The way people and companies are these days, its most likely in 1 font, so you can't read it.
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A:Setting Up a Home Network

On each machine run the Network Setup Wizard (can be found in Control Panel). Tell it that computer gets internet from "residential gateway," and enable file and printer sharing. Windows XP firewall will be properly configured by the wizard. You must uninstall or properly configure any 3rd party firewalls. Computers must have unique names but same Workgroup.

The Shared Documents folder will be shared automatically. For any other folder you want to share, right click on it and choose 'sharing ...'. You can optionally give write permission.

To share a printer connected to a computer, go to Printers and Faxes, right click on the printer, and choose 'sharing ...'.

When you first go into My Network Places there will be nothing there. The first time you click on 'View Workgroup computers' will probably result in great disappointment. It takes awhile (20 minutes; even hours) before all the computers in the workgroup get up-to-date and accurate lists of the other computers. Often you can speed up this process via Search for other computers, and a few computer restarts.

On computers that want to use a printer that is on a different machine, when you can see the other computer's shares (shared folders and printers) in My Network Places, right click on the printer and choose "connect ...'.

If you get failure at any step (after allowing some lag time as mentioned above), please tell us exactly what failed and what you were attempting at that time.
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A:Setting up a Home Network...HELP!

Well, a second modem wil not work with the first modem at the same time, unless it is setup by the service provider. The best thing to do is to run CAT5e from the router to the new location.
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I have a query--apart from the Homegroup there any other way via which files can be shared between my Win 7 32-bit laptop & Win 8 64-bit desktop?

I am looking for something like-- upon clicking the PC name in the explorer, a window prompting for password will pop up and then upon entering correct password (may be the PC login password), the shared folders will be accessible?

Am sure Homegroup is the easiest solution out there. But I would like to know the other way too.


A:Need help with setting up home network

You can complete a peer to peer share rather than a homegroup if you wish:

Create a folder that you wish to share then follow this tutorial - File Sharing - "Share with" & "Stop Sharing" in Windows 8

To enable password protected sharing make sure you follow this tutorial - Password Protected Sharing - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

Hope This Helps,
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A:need help setting up home network!!

yep you need a router - should be able to cinnect your cable modem output into the cable router and then plug both computers into the router - you may need a combined modem/router - need more details make and models of modem PC etc etc
just depends onhow you are going to get cables around the house.
You may want to get a wireless router and wireless interfaces in your PC - to avoid cables.

is it going to be easy to cable them both to a router
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A:Help setting up a home network?

Hi Niteldy, and welcome to TSG

Does your router have built-in WiFi support? If not, the easiest way to add a wireless connection would be to replace the router with one that has both wireless and wired support. You could also add a wireless access point to the existing router.
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