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one would think that with over 4,000 posts and a rep of 318 you would be well versed on computer technology. I mean how is it possible to spend as much time on the Internet as you and never learn how to LAN?

I'm not trying to be insulting, im just suprised... That's it.

Anyways have fun when you get it all set up, google setting up a LAN, you'll find some good ore written tutorials on how to set one up and what you need.


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Alright! My friend tested it out two days ago and it's A Okay! I can't wait. @_@
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Or, you just need 2 ethernet ports in everybody's rig, and bridge all the connections
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LAN ftw, go for it man. Hub or router works just fine. LAN parties are mad fun.

And energy drinks at LAN parties are the opiate of the masses. *That's the second opiate of the masses i have named today, i'm on a roll*
too bad you don't understand what you mean by saying that.

on topic, hub ftw. much easier imo
    
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If you can get an old pc and set it up as a smoothwall. Some routers will die when you try to share files / play games at the same time :S Also get multiple switches if your doing it with more than 4 people i use at least 2 for my 10 person lans. Also plot out what games your going to play.

Whenever I have lans we tend to get bored around 5:00 because we played all of our games and we just got bored. So get a bunch of games to play.

Also if your gonna play games through steam connect the LAN to the net for a bit until everyone has logged on to steam since its a pain in the ass to get everyone synced at lans :S

Also plot out how much space you have. If its in a house make sure you have enough space and that its not going to annoy sleeping parents. Make sure to take inventory on power strips, network cables, energy drinks, and Networking hardware. And another thing: BRING A LOT OF LONG NETWORK CABLES!!!! Also plot out where power cables will be coming from and where to place the switches / dhcp server.

Well theres my advice. I have hosted around 10 lans and I just had one the other night. Good luck to ya.

Heres smoothwall:
www.smoothwall.org/ <--The easiest way to set up your own router / dhcp server.
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Internet access is needed for some games like BF (if you want unlocks). You won't have access to your unlocks with out a connection to the EA servers.
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