8 Replies Latest reply on Oct 1, 2015 9:46 AM by thedistance

    newbie with less than 30 PCs, no server

    thedistance

      1.  retired, volunteer at a 501c3 that has less than 30 PCs with two buildings next to each other (one is two stories, the other is one story).

      2.  a comcast business gateway in each building.

      3.  in one building is a tenant very small private 501c3 k-12, I have two wireless routers on their floor (2nd floor).

      4.  the school will eventually use tablets and a few computers to do Khan Academy streaming content.

      5.  I am the person that keeps the PCs running, all running windows 7 and all older equipment.

      6.  I have another volunteer job teaching senior citizens about computers at two locations including this one.  Have been doing this for almost three years.

      7.  Teaching seniors is email, internet, beginning computers,... started last year to teach google apps and the cloud...

      8.  Kids just started to go to school in this building and am guessing they will be schooled in google apps...

      9.  another mission for the 501c3 that owns the property is on the first floor with the school, very small staff but older computers

      10. I am also on the board of the main 501c3 and have reconfigred both buildings as described to get the school into the 2 story building...

      11. I usually carry around a chromebook laptop and have suggested that if we need to do a serious upgrade of the PCs then we go to chromebooks...

       

      I would like to know what is going on with the two comcast gateways and the wireless routers and ... and ... and ... I want to know telemetry of the network...

       

      I can/have loaded the "free" solarwinds software on one of the PCs in the main building...

       

      can I get to see the numbers from all the various network and PCs ? 


      I guess I just need to deal with the software on the PC computer (not a server) but I can run it as the main solarwinds computer that collects the data I think...


      any thoughts would be appreciated...