How many computers

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by mac1, May 5, 2006.

  1. mac1

    mac1 OSNN Addict

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    Hi all
    I have just been asked by a guy i help if there is a limit as to how many computers you can network to a WinXP computer.
    I didn't know if there was a limit. he wants to connect another three or four computers and his router has spare connections.

    He has 1=Windows XP Pro computer and 3=Windows98 computers because his business stuff only runs on Win98.

    The XP computer is the main one that connects to the internet, and all the computers can see/talk to each other, if you know what i mean.

    so would it be ok to connect another three or four computers to the router, or is there a limit.
    I think the router has 8 conections.

    thanks
    mac
     
  2. emeritus

    emeritus Beware the Monkeys!!!

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    I think the limit is like 255 or so that can be linked together, I have only had 5 hard-wired and 2 wireless.
     
  3. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Connections to the router are limited by ports on the router, obviously.

    There is a limit set to 10 concurrent connections to an XP Professional workstation. If more is needed, you need a server Operating System.