You know you recommend a software that simulates a LAN, to use as a virtual test environment before you apply the settings on physical machines? Should I install it on Windows 7.
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This is a common use of Virtual Machine software. VMWare's VMWare Player is free for non commercial uses. You can set up several virtual machines and they can be on their own private network that only they share.
You can use NS on Linux. NS is a network simulation tool.
NS is a discrete event simulator targeted at networking research. Ns provides substantial support for simulation of TCP, routing, and multicast protocols over wired and wireless (local and satellite) networks.
By default it's for Linux, but now a Windows version came out!