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Old 08-16-09, 06:46 AM   #1
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I'm going to build a second computer, when a new HAF 922 case arrives. hopefully tomorrow. I have zero experience in setting up and operating a home network, and I'm hoping that someone will layout a basic roadmap for me to do so.

I'm planning on connecting the computers wirelessly through my ZyXel router, but only keeping the wireless function active when I'm actually using it, since I don't particularly trust the security of wireless at this point.

I don't think that the hardware setup is any problem for me, but making the network work and perform as it should may be. I don't know enough to ask any specific questions at this point, and I don't expect anyone to give me detailed step by step instructions, but a general set of instructions would help greatly.
Rig 1: HAF 922, X2 4400+, Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe , 4x1GB DDR400, 2x500GB, 1x80GB & 1x250GB + ESATCASE2 w/2x1TB HDs, LG CH10LS20 & GH22LS50, Samsung SH-S202N, Asus Xonar D2X,Creative 5.1, GTX460 SC, FusionHDTV7 Gold RT, Acer X233H, Arris TM520G, Cisco E3000, Scythe Kama, CM RS600 PS,HP 5510v,APC BX1000, XP x64, W7 & Kubuntu 9.10

Rig 2: Antec SX1040BII, A8N-SLI, 2x1GB DDR400, 8800GTS, 1x500GB & 1x1TB HDs, Liteon LH-20AIL and Pioneer DVR-111, Audigy 2 ZS, Creative T20 2.1, Antec 500SP, W7 x64 & XP MCE
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