|In a classroom situation, I have 6 desktop computers, each has its own Ethernet blue cable. |
One of those cables is damaged above the ducting in the next room, so no Internet access.
I want to have 10 functioning desktop computers at the lowest possible cost to the school and without having to pull new cables.
We will be using the computers for Writing, desktop publishing with insertion of graphics, and Internet searching for writing school papers.
So, first of all, what is the cheapest, most effective way to get Internet to all 10 computers without pulling additional cables?
Some computers have the possibility to save student work on an "all-access" drive, but not all of them do. Does that mean they have to be configured to be networked? Some can also print to several printers in the building, also, and some cannot.
I've been reading about this a little and it seems that we need hubs and routers, OR a switch. Switched seem expensive.
We also need one more good surge protector for the 4 additional computers.
AND, does anyone have a way to filter certain sites there in the classroom locally as students are searching?
What are your recommendations?
Thanks for any reasonable suggestions!