Lets add a printer or another device
Once your small network is up and running, adding additional devices is easy. With a little planning, your network will be fast and efficient as many corporations networks.
We will need: 3 Macs (I will use the term Macs whenever I mean Mac or iMac) or 2 Macs and 1 AppleTalk-ready printer 1 Hub and 3 Ethernet cables This will accomplish: Allow all Macs to share files using a peer-to-peer network software. Allow a Mac to become a dedicated file server. Allow all Macs to print to an AppleTalk-ready printer. Recommendations: If you want to share files: One of the Macs needs to be a Mac Plus or higher running System 7.0 or higher. One of the Macs needs to run a current version of AppleShare file serving software. How to do it: 1.) Take the Ethernet cables and plug them into each Mac's Ethernet port. 2.) Connect the Ethernet cables into the Ethernet Hub. If your networkable printer has an Ethernet port, plug him into the hub too. Each hub will create a star pattern, use regular RJ-45 Category 5 cables. Networkable printer - Any Apple LaserWriter, Apple ImageWriter with the LocalTalk card installed, a 3rd party printer with a network card or adapter installed. * The LaserWriter and LaserWriter Plus takes a DB-9 connector, other LaserWriters take a Mini-Din 8 or Ethernet connector. 3.) Load the networking software on each Mac, the iMac already has it loaded. 4.) Load the printer software on each Mac. See your printer manual or contact the manufacturer for installing instructions. *Make sure each Mac is using the same version of printer software.
Network Experience: gYounk is a Network+ Certified Professional (2002 edition which covers AppleTalk and wireless), Microsoft Certified Professional in Windows NT Server 4.0 (1999) & Windows 2000 Server (2001), and a Certified NetWare Administrator (1996) - using a Macintosh & PC mixed network since 1986, at work and at home.
The iMac 512 is a gYounk design & programmed site.