+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 19
General Chat Thread, Ask Questions on Connectivity in General; My homework for school is to answer questions on a forum about connectivity. I will not be able to answer ...
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    2
    Thank Post
    2
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    Ask Questions on Connectivity

    My homework for school is to answer questions on a forum about connectivity.
    I will not be able to answer very technical questions, but any basic queries which you need answering please do ask and i will attempt to answer some.
    Thanks Jimmih

  2. #2


    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    In the server room, with the lead pipe.
    Posts
    4,534
    Thank Post
    271
    Thanked 752 Times in 590 Posts
    Rep Power
    218
    You probably want to pick a non-technical forum that has a computing sub-forum. Or you may be waiting a long time.

  3. #3
    fiza's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    London
    Posts
    1,730
    Thank Post
    309
    Thanked 227 Times in 201 Posts
    Rep Power
    86
    Jimmih - Here is one for you - How would you connect 2 computers together at home to be able to share files

    Please no responses from techies - This is just to help Jimmih out with homework

  4. Thanks to fiza from:

    Jimmih (20th November 2011)

  5. #4

    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Nottingham
    Posts
    569
    Thank Post
    38
    Thanked 114 Times in 104 Posts
    Rep Power
    45
    Also to assist with homework (and cos I like to expand students knowledge):

    What connectivity to the internet (ie cabling technology and data rate) would you suggest for a large secondary school who use a lot of online media content?

    Suggest 2 alternatives to a costly direct point to point leased line to connect 2 medium sized secondary schools - you can assume any rate of data transfer you like (but to give you a starting point, assume one of low data transfer and a solution which could be put in place firewall to firewall and ISP independant, and the other, reasonably high data transfer and an ISP based solution).

    If you can't answer those, let me know and I'll give you some information as to my thoughts.

    Cheers

    Will

  6. #5

    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Nottingham
    Posts
    569
    Thank Post
    38
    Thanked 114 Times in 104 Posts
    Rep Power
    45
    Further 2 questions:

    I'm setting up a network at home, would you suggest wireless or wired connection and why?

    I'm setting up a new computer suite of 30 machines, which may be used for media editting. Would you suggest wired or wireless and why?


  7. #6
    fiza's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    London
    Posts
    1,730
    Thank Post
    309
    Thanked 227 Times in 201 Posts
    Rep Power
    86
    @willot - OP did say basic questions!

  8. #7

    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Nottingham
    Posts
    569
    Thank Post
    38
    Thanked 114 Times in 104 Posts
    Rep Power
    45
    @fiza - Those are basic questions depending on what level you are at (and the answers would also differ depending on what level you're at and level of detail). Please note the bottom line - if you don't know what to answer, let me know and I'll expand knowledge

  9. Thanks to Willott from:

    Jimmih (20th November 2011)

  10. #8

    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    2
    Thank Post
    2
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    To connect 2 computers together to share files i would use ethernet cables.

    Willott I am afraid i was unable to even attempt your first question.

    If you are setting up a network in your house it depends on the size of the house, if you live in a small flat or small house wireless should be strong enough to reach all corners of the house with a decent speed. However if have a much larger house a wireless signal from a single modem would struggle to reach areas of the house, therefore in that case i would go for wired.

    If you are setting up a computer suite of 30 for media editting i would go for wired, because the amount data from media such as film is very large therefore i think you need the speed of wired to keep it quick enough.

    I hope i got the right idea of the questions, please do correct them as i think it would be of great benefit to me.

    Thanks Jimmih

  11. #9


    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    5,134
    Thank Post
    1,307
    Thanked 808 Times in 513 Posts
    Rep Power
    632
    To connect 2 computers together to share files i would use ethernet cables
    Assuming this is a straight connection without a switch or hub, what sort of cable would you use?

  12. #10

    X-13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    /dev/null
    Posts
    8,004
    Thank Post
    508
    Thanked 1,591 Times in 1,122 Posts
    Blog Entries
    19
    Rep Power
    700
    What... is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?

  13. #11


    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    5,134
    Thank Post
    1,307
    Thanked 808 Times in 513 Posts
    Rep Power
    632
    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    What... is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?
    Depends what it's swallowing.

  14. #12

    webman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    North East England
    Posts
    8,374
    Thank Post
    625
    Thanked 951 Times in 653 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    318
    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    What... is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?
    *sigh* There's always one!

  15. #13

    X-13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    /dev/null
    Posts
    8,004
    Thank Post
    508
    Thanked 1,591 Times in 1,122 Posts
    Blog Entries
    19
    Rep Power
    700
    Quote Originally Posted by webman View Post
    *sigh* There's always one!
    I am the 1%

    Occupy Edugeek! > camp.msi

  16. #14

    glennda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Sussex
    Posts
    7,714
    Thank Post
    269
    Thanked 1,116 Times in 1,012 Posts
    Rep Power
    345
    What are the differences between leased lines and standard ADSL lines?

  17. #15
    SteveBentley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Yorkshire
    Posts
    1,415
    Thank Post
    116
    Thanked 261 Times in 187 Posts
    Rep Power
    71
    kudos to the teacher involved for coming up with this homework btw

  18. Thanks to SteveBentley from:

    laserblazer (21st November 2011)

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 30th December 2009, 09:57 AM
  2. Ranger remote control screen flickers on connect
    By cookie_monster in forum Network and Classroom Management
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 12th December 2007, 03:09 PM
  3. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 31st May 2007, 04:15 PM
  4. AD question on Exchange server.
    By Kyle in forum Windows
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 6th July 2006, 10:21 PM
  5. Login bottleneck on Connect 2.4
    By iking in forum Wireless Networks
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 15th June 2006, 07:54 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •