I want to build a small home network and server Tags: Servers Networking Product Last response: September 7, 2012 2:47 PM in Networking Share moe2012 September 6, 2012 9:55:10 PM Hello, I'm one class away from my BA IT, I took several classes in general IT. Out of all the books I found just two to be really beneficial. I'm trying to get the hands on experience so my question is.... I want to build a small network in my home, wireless and also wired; printer, laptop, desktop, server (I have 4 1TB external drives of movies/music I want to be available to all computers) Where would I start from building a server with my hard drives, good modem, router, switch port, firewall internet speed/connection etc. This is my first project I want to try. More about : build small home network server dingo07 September 7, 2012 2:47:04 PM you would first need to start with the server, and all the parts to build the server, ie.... server motherboard, server processor, memory, power supply, case (or chassis) to start with - http://www.servethehome.com/category/server-parts/mothe... then you need server Operating System software like this - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... based on the server you build, you could have any number of drives connected in any way you have a lot of reading to do... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumWant to build a dedicated game server at home . ForumSetting Up Home / Small Business Network Using Server 2008 R2 ForumHow to setup a Network Server for Computers in a Small School ForumBuilding a small home server ForumLooking to set up some kind of home/small business server ForumHome Server / Bedroom HTPC for small apartment ForumHome Server for a small business ForumServer build for small student lab ForumWant people to check parts list for basic home server ! ForumSmall Business Server Build - Help Request! ForumSmall business server recommendations ForumHelp Building a Small Business Server ForumRouter Setup ForumHow to set up small home network? ForumSmall business network ForumSet up Network location issues ForumHome server question ForumI need network storage solution help! ForumHow to Add NIC's on Windows Server 2003 (New Install) ForumCan I mix fiber optics and cable in a home More resources Read discussions in other Networking categories Routers Gateways VPN LAN WAN Firewalls Cisco Netgear !