First off, let me preface this by saying I know very little about home networking but am about to jump into the deep end here very shortly. We're getting broadband installed from Fastcom, not sure if I'm allowed to post a link or not but let's just say it's an irish company so it's web address identifies it as such. What I'm looking for in a network: 8 access ports (Wired), pretty much one for each room. Wireless access File/printer sharing among the six computers, five on various editions of XP and one on Vista. Internet gaming and gaming between the computers. Is all of this possible using a home network or just a pipe dream? What sort of hardware should I be looking at? I have an oldish pc (No. 7) doing nothing at the minute, would it be best to set this up as a server or is there no need? Money, while not an issue is a secondary constraint on the system installed. Thank you in advance for any help, Antar.