We want to network upto 10 PCs in different rooms of an office.
Wall plugs have RJ-45 socket.
Is the procedure as simple as this:
1. Install NICs in all PCs
2. Drop UTP cabling between all PCs and their respective wall-plugs
3. Configure TCP/IP or Netbeui to get the PCs to communicate
4. Setup NTFS permissions to establish access where required
My problem is I know the cables should collect somewhere together & at this point I will link them into a hub/switch. But we cannot find any such place in the office.
If I want to just setup a simple peer-to-peer LAN with a printer on one of the PCs, can I just apply the 4 steps above & not worry about the hub?
Pls. give me whatever advice you can.