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Discussion in 'Networking' started by Jim Wulf, Oct 17, 2003.

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  1. Jim Wulf

    Jim Wulf Thread Starter

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    My friend is has a PC with 2000 Pro and WIN Me on 2 other PC's. He's setting up a wireless network. Right now he has Me on the PC he wants to use for the HOST. Should 2000 Pro be the HOST and Me be the 2 clients or can he keep Me as the HOST?
    Thanks, Jim
     
  2. shenrick

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    I would recommend 2k be set as the host, simply for the fact that 2k is a much more secure OS than ME. Of course, that's just a personal opinion. Other's might disagree with me however.
     
  3. Compumedic

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    It does'nt make a difference. In peer-peer they are all viewed the same on the network. I also would use W2K as the "host" or server (depending on how your using it) since it is more secure and ultimately (like 110x more) more reliable and stable then ME.
     
  4. JohnWill

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    If you're sharing the Internet, I'd recommend a broadband router. If you're just doing a peer-to-peer network, there is no defined "host".
     
  5. Compumedic

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    John,
    Technically speaking there is no defined host since all PC's on peer-peer are "equals". However, with a peer-peer network some people still use a single PC as their "server" so-to-speak where they store and access most of their files, etc. So in this case there could be a "host" just not technically speaking.
     
  6. JohnWill

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    Well, I know it'll come as a surprise, but I really do understand that. :rolleyes: However, as far as the network is concerned, it's just another shared resource on a workstation, no special status. We are talking about network considerations here, right?
     
  7. Compumedic

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    Did'nt mean to insult your intelligence or anything there Johnboy.... relax alittle. I know from reading your post that u got the concept. With the way you came across to the newbie I felt it was good to clarify the point which is what I did.
     
  8. JohnWill

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    It's Mr. Johnboy to you. :)
     
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