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Networking question

Discussion in 'General Software' started by Flame, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. Flame

    Flame Major Contributor

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    Okay, so I'm going to switch some stuff up right now and could really use some advice. I've seen this subject brought up before but I couldn't find it my searches. So here we go....

    I just ordered a new work/ design station (upgrading to 4GB of Ram and a 500GB hard drive). Right now, since I'm doing all the designing myself, I just have a work/ design station and a web computer. I want to be able to take my current work station, and use it as a "RIP only" computer. So I use my new computer to design everything, and send the file to my old computer, which RIPS the files and controls the printer and plotter.

    How would I accomplish this? Is it as easy as just using a 5 port networking hub like this one? http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=329623&Sku=L48-1142 P



    I am totally clueless when it comes to networking. Anyone care to enlighten me?
     
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  2. wildside

    wildside Very Active Member

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    actually yes, it is just that easy

    we run everything through a hub similar to that, one computer would be designated the host, then the other computer and laptop go through and work just fine, i haven't hooked up the external hard drive for backups through it yet but confident it will work fine
     
  3. javila

    javila Active Member

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    Yup, just a hub.

    Especially since you already have the rips printers/etc setup for your current computer.
     
  4. Flame

    Flame Major Contributor

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    Wow.... that almost seems too simple. Can't wait to get the new comp!!! hehehe

    I'll be smoking then.:cool:




    THANKS GUYS!!!
     
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