In article <ZHEed.9681$ email@example.com>, John \"O\" firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: :I'm in the process of setting up 10x pcs to work in an office. The client :wants to use his private phone line to connect an ADSL wireless modem\router :along with wireless PCI cards installed in each of the pcs.
:My question is, would he need just 1x ADSL filter if the phone line is an :independent line
He will need an ADSL filter for all extensions to the line that are
-not- plugged into the ADSL router.
:and secondly, is this the best option to take for a simple :wireless setup.
Best?? It should function, but "best" is an entirely subjective term.
You aren't telling us anything about internal obstructions in the office, or about 2.4 GHz wireless phones, or about the presence of microwave ovens, or about the size of the office, or about the amount of metal shelving or books (or other paper) in the office.
:My client also wants to hook up 3x printers to use on the network, am I :right in saying if these are hardwired to 3x different pcs, can they be :shared with the other pcs when the network is set up.
Not necessarily. Depends on the version of MS Windows, depends on the printer make and model. The drivers for some models assume that you are on a system -directly- connected to the printer, and don't let you install the drivers on other systems. Printing would then become a matter of having to transfer the document to the PC that had the printer, and remotely controlling (e.g., via VNC) the PC to launch the appropriate program, read the document in, tell the program to print the document...
If the printers use Postscript or one of the HPCL printer control languages, then you can probably print remotely no matter what the device -- but if the printer uses a proprietary internal language and is connected by USB, consider yourself fortunate if you are able to use it remotely.
One thing you should beware with printer sharing is that it is layered on top of NETBIOS, and with NETBIOS you can't ever be sure that all the devices will be able to see each other. And being able to see another device is not transitive: the machine with the printer might be able to browse the PC with the file without difficulty, but the PC with the file might be adamant that the PC with the printer does nto exist.
When you are using several PCs with NETBIOS, it is usually a good idea to dedicate at least one never-turned-off system to be the Primary Domain Controller (PDC), and perhaps even run a WINS server on it. Don't just count on the PCs electing a PDC amongst themselves: even Microsoft themselves say that you can never be sure which machine will be elected even though the algorithm is supposedly fixed and deterministic.