Question from Kevin: I need some advice about networking Rick.
I have 3 computers that I’m planning to place in my bedroom and my two sons’ rooms. We’re going to use these computers for just one thing, and that’s for playing games over a private LAN.
After doing some research I went to Best Buy and bought a 5 port switch and three 50ft Ethernet cables to run up into the attic and then down into each of the rooms.
These computers will NOT be connected to a modem, only to each other through the switch.
Now, my question – Since there will be no Internet access we won’t be able to update our virus software. Will that be a big problem or do your recommend going wireless and connecting the machines through our router so they’ll have Internet access?
I didn’t think of the virus issue until I had already bought the switch and cables, but I can return them if I need to. Thanks in advance for your help.
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