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As the title indicates, I am looking to see if anyone in the Orlando area is hosting a LAN. If not, I would consider hosting one. If I do host one I would need some advice on setting one up.
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As the title indicates, I am looking to see if anyone in the Orlando area is hosting a LAN. If not, I would consider hosting one. If I do host one I would need some advice on setting one up.
Just have to (1) determine what games you're going to be hosting, (2) how many computers you want to support, (3) get enough network switches (100mbps would probably be sufficient, unless you want to splurge for gigabit), (4) ensure you have a DHCP server configuration to hand out enough IP addresses to cover your intended system count, and (5) related to #1 - determine how many dedicated servers you need, if any.
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What kind of investment are we talking about? I have an old LGA 775 mobo laying around with some other odd ends laying around.
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What kind of investment are we talking about? I have an old LGA 775 mobo laying around with some other odd ends laying around.
Again, it depends on the scope of your hosting project.

Right now, you're like asking, "How much does a car cost?", without giving specifications on what you need the car to do. And the answer would be : $0 - $MoreMoneyThanYouWillEverHave.
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I am thinking around a 15-20 person host.
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Not in oland, tampa though
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Not in oland, tampa though
Not in Tampa, Miami
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Not in oland, tampa though
Ok. So what kind of games do you guys play, when, where and how much?
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