Solved Networking for Dummies Is this called Peer to Peer (P2P)

December 14, 2013 at 06:54:33
Specs: Windows XP
How to Configure under Windows XP a 05 "wired" computers to work under the same broadband services provide by comcast. Is this type of connection will be called Peer to Peer ?
Can you please post some detail info ?

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December 14, 2013 at 21:11:14
If all your wired clients are set to get their TCP/IP settings automatically (DHCP) then the router will supply them with the appropriate settings and that will in turn give them internet access as well as LAN access.

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How charged with punishments the scroll,
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#1
December 14, 2013 at 06:55:37
P.S. Thanks for all help !

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#2
December 14, 2013 at 07:14:48
You'll want to connect a SOHO router to your internet feed. Get one with 4 LAN ports and connect wired clients to the LAN port(s) and set the clients to get their TCP/IP settings automatically (DHCP)

Yes, the clients in this setup would be peer-to-peer

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#3
December 14, 2013 at 09:53:42
If you need to connect 5 wired computers choose a router with more than 4 LAN ports or a SOHO router, as suggested by Curt R, and a switch. Connect three computers directly to the router, the switch to the fourth LAN port and the remaining two PCs to the switch.

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December 14, 2013 at 10:33:07
Thanks Again !
I will be using Comcast/Broadband services. After finishing connecting all the computers
to a router , and with Comcast . How do I add all others computers to be working under the same broadband services ? Do I just have to log in as sys administrator, in the first
computer ? Do I have to go to each computer or just the main ?

Have a Great Christmas !


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December 14, 2013 at 21:11:14
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If all your wired clients are set to get their TCP/IP settings automatically (DHCP) then the router will supply them with the appropriate settings and that will in turn give them internet access as well as LAN access.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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