Ok, here is the situation. I am doing a job which involves networking 3 macs + 5 PC's together so they all have Internet access. However, there must be room for file sharing at some point in the future. I have created networks before where one computer acts as a server + the rest connect to that computer for the internet. I dont really like this setup as it means that the server has to be left on permantly. By using a router I could get round this problem? I am not against using a router, but want to make it nice and simple for the owners once I have gone. How would you create a network that is easy to use and maintain? NB. I was thinking about possibly using an Airport Base station on one floor for some of the computers + then using the LAN port to connect the rest. What do you think of this idea? The aiport base station acts as the router doesn't it + would mean a computer would not have to be left on? Thanks for your help.