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Topic # 60855 4-May-2010 14:24
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Hi there i am currently living in a university hall and would like to set up a network so everyone in the hall can share whats on their hardrives. We all use the same wireless internet but there is no "hub" or anything set up already. Any help for what i will need to buy or do to set this up would be greatly appreciated.
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  Reply # 326478 4-May-2010 14:33
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Do you plan to do this over wireless or wired connections?

How many floors? How many rooms?




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  Reply # 326480 4-May-2010 14:35
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Leave it to someone who knows what they are doing



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  Reply # 326483 4-May-2010 14:37
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Wireless connection, 5 floors. About 120 rooms.

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  Reply # 326489 4-May-2010 14:51
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If you plan on using this for sharing "Linux ISO's" I would suggest you forget the idea now.

A Google search of a few recent such networks overseas and the trouble those involved have got in should be enough to make you realise this is a very bad idea.



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  Reply # 326499 4-May-2010 15:10
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p0ppins: Hi there i am currently living in a university hall and would like to set up a network so everyone in the hall can share whats on their hardrives. We all use the same wireless internet but there is no "hub" or anything set up already. Any help for what i will need to buy or do to set this up would be greatly appreciated.
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  Reply # 326500 4-May-2010 15:11
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For a wired option, decent switches and lots and lots of cable.

Wireless, 120 very patient users as that 5mb file takes 10mins to copy when you could walk down the hall and copy 5gb onto a USB stick in the same time......




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  Reply # 326509 4-May-2010 15:33
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As other people have said, this is probably a bad idea. Plus I imagine ITS won't like you very much when they found out.

Don't forget about viruses, etc. ;)
(The USB stick or USB external enclosure sounds like a better idea)

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