Networking, hell, and where do I start?

Hey all… been offline for a while but I’m finally back :pir:. Bet everyone missed my stupitidy… annnnnnywho! Time for another head turner.

To cut a long story short me and five friends of mine want to setup a network between us and share a single internet connection. Finally got all that sorted and got everyone online, now we wanna go a step further and do it through a server.

I don’t even have a clue where to start with this, so many factors:

How powerful of a server do I need?

How do I integrate wired and wireless without using a router? Is it just a case of using wap’s or what?

How do I set it all up lol?

If anyone is bored and would like to help me I’d really appreciate it :te:

Cheers, Johnny