With a rapid growth of computer & internet technology , starting from a small office of school, college, computer labs, cyber café etc to large office of multinational companies each of them are getting fully computerized , since all the paper works are being done on computer , and in every office several people work together and they require to share files and folders , internet connection , printer dvd drive etc . hence we need to connect all computer of the office in such a manner so that all the requirements should be fulfilled in order to use the office resources in best possible way , hence this problem can be solved by proper networking . Hence it is very important to know the basic computer hardware and networking , and here I am going to explain you step by step procedure from the scratch to set up a networking in office or cyber café.
In order to set up a network in office / internet café , we need the following items :
1 – Computers / Laptops – For making server/ host computer and workstation / client computers
2- ADSL Router – Used for creating PPPoE Connection for Routing & sharing internet from the DSL Modem .
3 – Network Hub / Switch – For connecting workstations to the network
4 – Lan Cable – for making the connection between computers
5 – Lan cable Punching Machine – used for fixing and joining the lan clip to the cable.
6 – Lan cable Tester – for testing the lan cable wires connection
7 – Windows xp CD/ windows 7 DVD / windows 8 DVD – for installing operating system on computers
8 – Printer & its driver software – for sharing on network to get print from each work stations.
9- Scanner – Used for converting the hard copy of documents and share on network
10 – Electric wire and switch board for power supply – for supplying power connectivity to System
11- High Speed DSL Broadband internet connection – for supplying internet connectivity to computers.
Lets begin with the networking procedure :
Step 1 – Operating system installation : Install operating system and their corresponding drivers on each computer / laptop which has to be used on the network.
Step 2 – Hub connection with systems : Connect all the workstations and the host computer to the slot of network hub / switch and power on the switch / hub
Step 3 – Procedure of Setting & configuring Router : Now connect the ADSL router output to the input of hub / switch , and connect the broadband DSL connection wire to which comes from the DSL Splitter to the input port of ADSL Router . Now power on the ADSL Router and the host computer . Now login to the software of the ADSL Router by entering the address in browser url / address bar ( for most of the router it is 192.168.1.1 , please check it on the manual guide which comes with the router . Once you get login in to the Router software , Create a PPPoe Internet sharing connection , whene you proceed for creating PPPOe connection , router will ask you to configure the settings , where you need to enter the name of your internet service provider , now you need to key in the username and password of your connection which is provided by your network provider. Once you make successfully settings in the router you need to save the settings in the router and reboot the router. [Read more…] about How to setup LAN connection in office or cyber café for sharing internet , printer & files.