Hello. My parents own two gas stations, and they use a Macintosh Centris 610, LC, and Powerbook 160 for all their computing needs. I would like to network all of these computers together, using the Centris 610 or LC as the server. I have a few questions though:
If I networked them together through phone lines, would local calls cost extra money?
Would Appletalk, Localtalk work?
When connected to the server, would the phone line be "tied up" as long as someone is using a file from the server. Or would the phone line be "tied up" as long as someone just downloads a file from the server?
Can a computer download a file from the server using Appletalk, Localtalk and then send the updated file back to the server.
Would 14.4 modems work for these simple networking needs?