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Old 07-17-2006, 10:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How does LAN work and how do u have a LAN party? how do all the computers hook together in a LAN?

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Old 07-18-2006, 09:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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well im sure u no what Lan is, Local Area Network, so what u basically do is hook up a network, probably through routers, or however else u prefer to.

then when u pick the game to play, u go to multiplyare and pick LAN. and play with comps on your network.

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Old 07-18-2006, 09:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
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You can connect all the PCs through a switch (the cheapest way).
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Old 07-18-2006, 10:24 AM   #4 (permalink)
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And if you didn't know, you typically connect all the computers together with ethernet cables, which plug into the ethernet port in the back of your computer.

When you play a game on LAN, one computer is the host and they create the game. Then the other computers join the game by connecting to the host computer.
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Old 07-22-2006, 06:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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ok so how would it work say on Counter Striike? and can u show me links for all the stuff i need to get to have LAN with 5 computers.
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Old 07-22-2006, 07:20 PM   #6 (permalink)
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This is a very simple thing to do! all you need is

------ADSL Modem --------- Ethernet Switch -----PC1
Etc, all connected at the Ethernet switch

From there you need Source (blatently) and go into create server, set the server up how you want it and make sure you select "LAN Server" and then all the other select fins server then go to the LAN tab, and you should see your server there... Simple to say, never works in practice , if you need a better diagram, just shout and ill give you a better diagram tomorrow, hope this helps!


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