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indykid

 
Member Since: Aug 22, 2004
Location: Ashford
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Mac Specs: Mac Mini G4 1.25ghz 1gb Ram

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As a happy problem free (touch-wood) mac user, my access to the internet is often frustrated by the failing of our home network's main PC. We currently have a network in the following config:

[- denotes wired connection] [= denotes wireless connection] Please ignore dots..for alignment only!

ADSL--->PC desktop====>ACCESS POINT===>PC desktop
.................................................. ........===>PC Laptop
.................................................. ........===>Imac (not always present)

Currently my Imac has no setup probs, nor does the laptop (user keeps system spotless!) But the PC into which the adsl comes often falls over because it is used by about 5 inexperienced users who pollute it with tons of viri, spyware, adware etc..which then of course screws up the internet for all other users on the system.

So my question is...can anyone advise on a way to setup some form of network logon system for the main windows PCs, my thinking being that I could use a system similar to schools and businesses etc, whereby the inexperienced users can logon to use internet and software etc but can't screw with settings or install network crippling viruses etc. The wireless PC isn't used a whole lot, is there potential to use this as a server of some kind? Any other suggestions also gladly accepted!

I know this is a very PC orientated question, but I don't know of any computing forums more helpful and friendly than this one! Surely some of you network bods on here can help![COLOR=Lime]
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