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Can XP Pro be used as a Server?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Mandrake Nightshade, Feb 17, 2003.

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  1. Mandrake Nightshade

    Mandrake Nightshade Thread Starter

    Apr 6, 2001
    I need to Network 5 computers and have them all access the Internet via DSL. What would be the easiest way of getting this done without it costing an arm and a leg? Currently at work we have an NT server with a router. Can I do the same with XP pro on a regular desktop PC?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you
  2. Jtoast


    Oct 3, 2002
    Yep you can do that...a router or hub will work just fine for you and is probably the easist solution.
  3. IMM


    Feb 1, 2002
    Maximum of 10 on the network using Pro I think. Beyond that, you'd need XP Server - but for the internet access (as opposed to the internal network) a router (gateway) is probably the simplest.
    If it's under 8 - why not something like the Linksys BEFSR81 ?
    (in the $80 US range I think)
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    Most home networks are peer-to-peer, and as previously mentioned, you can have ten connections to a workgroup computer. I have almost ten computers at times connected to my network, and it's no issue with any of the O/S versions in use.
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