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What is a Network – What is a PC Network?

PC Networks are simply a way of connecting 2 or more PC computers together to share information, files, music, pictures and these days a printer and Internet connection.

BT Hub
BT Hub

Most of you will have all you need to put together a PC Network for example if you are connected to the Internet chances are you are using a Wireless Hub that’s the box connected to your telephone/cable connection. You either already connect to it using either a wireless connection or a cable connected to one of the sockets on your Hub.

If your lucky your hub has 4 of these sockets which means you can connect up to 3 more PC computers by cable (cat5) to the hub. You can connect considerably more using WiFi usually up to 255 computers.

BT Hub network connections
BT Hub network connections

Now it gets difficult you’ve connected your computers together but now you have to get them to share data by setting up the PC computer for File and Print Sharing. This should be all that is necessary but experience tells us that there maybe problems with permissions, security and policies etc.

Unless your fully knowledgeable on PC computers I recommend that you talk to us about setting up your PC Network when you get to this point.

Installations – Networks and Workstations

Small 4 station computer network.

4 Station Network Installation
4 Station Network Installation

We were asked by POPP’s to supply and install a small computer network in a community centre.

For this project we supplied everything including the desks and fittings. The network consisted of 4 Acer desktop PC’s which we networked together sharing a Printer and Internet connection. We also extended the Wireless network using WiFi repeaters to supply Internet in the communal areas, lounges etc.

We fitted wired keyboards and mice at the customers request and large 20″ screens to make it easier for users with visual impairments to see what was on the screen.

Acer Desktop Computers - Station 1 and 2
Acer Desktop Computers - Station 1 and 2

Computer Workstation and Wireless Network

For this installation we supplied the desks, chairs and fittings for this single computer workstation.

We also installed Printer connected to a Wireless Network with Repeaters installed to cover all the communal areas. At a later point in the project we also supplied the Laptops, which we connected to the wireless network so that they could access the internet from anywhere in the facility.

Lounge PC Workstation and WiFI Network
Lounge PC Workstation and WiFI Network