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Hi there,

My friends and I want to have a LANParty at one of my mates houses or mine. I have a few questions regarding LANParties.

1. Can a Notebook computer be used as a computer in a LANParty?

2. What sort of networking hubs, routers, etc do we need for approx. 5 people plus maybe a dedicated server?

3. Will I need to have different circuit breakers used, the LANParty will only be in one room with 2 double-outlets, should I be running an extension cord etc. from another room with a different circuit breaker keeping in mind there will be 5 people at the most.

Thanks a lot in advance,

Matt Clarke.
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1) it depends on if the laptop can run the game your playing.
2) any type of switch should work as long as you have enough ports.
3) I wouldn't think you would have to use more than one circuit break for five computers, six at most. Although, it wouldn't hurt.
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Ok, thanks a lot for that.

One last question, do you have any recommendations on what brand of Switch I should have and whether it should be 10/100 or 10/100/1000.


Thanks.
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10/100/1000 will only be useful if you all have network cards that will support gig speeds.

Something like THIS should be good enough.
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Ok, thanks for your help!
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