Help with home network
I recently moved, and am working on rebuilding my in-home network.
The network consists of a DLS Modem/4 port wired/wireless G router, with a Dell Dimension 4600i (re-cased in a generic mid-tower) plugged into one of the 4 ports. A Samsung CPL-310 is plugged into the Dell, allowing me to print from any one of three laptops that are wireless. A second desktop is slated to go online in the near future if I can get the right cable.
Before I moved, I used this set-up very easily. The ‘server’ Dell desktop was always powered on, and would handle music storage and video storage for us, as well as play “print server” for us. It was in a closet with a monitor facing out so we could monitor it and take care of issues when needed (Windows updates, etc). Life was good.
Well, I had to move. When I moved, I left my old monitor behind hoping I would be able to get one in North Dakota. Well, I did, but it came with a computer that I have set up for my kids. The new network closet is very close to my TV, and I’ve got s-video capabilities on the TV – in the past I’ve had a video card with an s-video output, and wonder a few things…
Since I don’t have a monitor hooked to the print-server any more, is there an easy (CHEAP!) way to set up a remote desktop so that I can poke around on the print-server from my own desktop? Or, is there a suggestion on what video card I can add to the Dell (on a budget) that has s-video out so that I can use my TV as a simple monitor for answering error messages, that sorta thing?
I don’t recall the motherboard model, but here are some pictures of it.