LAN party for BDay, need advice, info, etc.
For my BDay im having a mini lan party for my friends. I've done a lan party once before, but way different. I didn't have a router/hub/switch so I got 2 crossover cables. And linked up 3 computers together, all using windows XP. Now this time, its going to be one linux machine, and about three to five windows machines. I got my mom to get me a 20 dollar 4 port hub from some random place, and I have my friend bringing over a Netgear, wireless/wire router, that has 4 usable ports. I never REALY networked this many computers, and never gave them IP addresses manualy, I just used the wizard that came with windows. I dont think theres a wizard on Mandrake 10 to do that. Some one give me a run down of what I need to get this off the ground, and also show me how to do Netmasks, Broadcasts, and IP's coreclty. I kinda got an Idea, but never had 2 computers to link with. THANX!