The Glory of LAN
Imagine playing your favorite PC game against your pals, with absolutely no lag and no packet loss - the connection is smooth as silk. You're playing at the top of your game, not because you're having a good day, but because the instant you press a key, the corresponding action translates immediately onto your screen. You've never experienced true multiplayer gaming bliss until you've played on a LAN. While selling your soul to the devil may well help you reach these seemingly unreachable goals, there is an easier way to do it, and we're here to show you how. In this article, we'll teach you everything you'll need to know about a LAN, which is an acronym for Local Area Network. We'll walk you step by step, from the items you'll need to have handy to how to set it all up. This article kicks off the start of a new section on FiringSquad, one that we've aptly named, the "How to guide." It will be constantly updated with new "How to" sections regularly, so keep your eyes out for its latest additions! Now, onto FiringSquad's "How to set up a Small LAN" guide!
Have you already set up the hardware, but need help with networking in Windows? You may want to skip this and read our Windows Networking Guide.