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server software?

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by wesley, 13 Jul 2006.

  1. wesley


    Joined: 29 Jul 2003

    Posts: 7,476

    is there any server software for winXP pro SP2 which will let me control the network, IP addresses, mac addresses, DHCP, bandwidth limit on each IP addresses etc. Also share the internet via 4 ports switch box for 4 PC's, port forwarding, printer server, NAT.

    i cant afford to buy server 2003, dont want to use/install IIS etc. not bothered with mail server as all of us using web-mail (gmail,hotmail etc)

    i'm sure there are some simple software do those jobs but i tried google, found nothing :confused:

    cheers :)
    Last edited: 13 Jul 2006
  2. uk_viper


    Joined: 30 Jun 2003

    Posts: 2,807

    Location: Berkshire

    sounds like you just need a broadband rouer, by default most routers will include DHCP, he router manages the internet connection, you can do port forwarding, print server - all you need to do is enable sharing on a pc and then the other pcs print via that pc

    you may want a router like the netgear DG632 as shown here


    hope this is of some use
  3. wesley


    Joined: 29 Jul 2003

    Posts: 7,476

    sorry, i have 2 ADSL routers lol

    none of them can cap internet bandwidth on each IP addresses.

  4. Burnsy2023

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    Joined: 17 Nov 2003

    Posts: 36,636

    Location: Southampton, UK

    So, to clarify, you want a QoS control and bandwidth throttling proxy?

  5. zetec452


    Joined: 15 Sep 2003

    Posts: 9,454

    You could take a look at something like smoothwall or clarkconnect.

    If you buy yoruself a decent adsl router as suggested it will probably have most of the features required.