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IFEELFINE

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Hi
Can anyone answer this query:

I'm changing my network from a a wireless to a wired network.

And a few fears ago, I went on a network introductory training course.

We covered the software-install of a windows 2000 network.

There were about 10 to 20 RJ45 boxes already installed in the training room,
so we didn't actually get to wire them up...

but I remember them as being wired in series, ie, daisy-chained together,
(like UK telephone boxes would be wired, but this WAS-NOT a telephone circuit)

So: the CAT cable came from another room, (where they had all the network gear)
and went from box to box, and not individually from separate ports on a router.

I have looked for info on this kind of install, on the web, but couldn't find any.

So can any enlighten me ?

Thanks
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RKinner

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You certainly don't want to do that these days. Separate runs to each room then connect them all together in a switch. Connect the switch to a router. (You can also get routers with builtin switch ports but you may need more than the usual 4 ports depending on how many rooms you are wiring.)

Ron
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