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I need to configure a network made by a simple old hub with 24-ports a server and some clients.

Both clients and server has Windows XP or later.

If all clients has the DCHP service enabled does exists a software that, installed on the server, assigns automatically to the clients an IP based on a predefined range?

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yes, you're looking for DHCP server software. – quack quixote Mar 19 '10 at 23:23
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DHCP Turbo is a fairly simple DHCP server for Windows. However, it is not free.

Tiny DHCP Server is another option that I'm sure works well, but I have no experience with it.

You can search Google for "Windows DHCP Server" to find many more options.

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I will try the two mentioned this weekend and let you know – Drake Mar 19 '10 at 11:11

why overcomplicate? Internet connection sharing has a simple DHCP server included just set it up as Internet -> server/router running ics -> dumnb hub -> clients, run ICS on the server and you are good.

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Thank you, I will try also your solution. If no software is needed it would better :) – Drake Mar 19 '10 at 11:13

Try also Tftpd32, it includes a simple DHCP server.

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