Posted on 2014-11-17
I'm looking for home DHCP server recommendations. I had been using Vicomsoft's product, and was quite happy with it. However, their DHCP server does not run on Windows beyond XP. As my XP Pro machine hardware is starting to die, and with the XP end-of-life issue, I will be replacing it with a Windows 7 Pro machine.
I'd like to get suggestions on DHCP servers for my home LAN. I liked the control granularity on Vicomsoft's product, and simple text file set up. I like being able to assign IP address by MAC address, so I can put network devices in one range, printers in another, entertainment devices (DVRs, BluRay players) in another, computers (mostly Macs), cell phones (Android), tablets, and guest devices each in its own range. Being able to control all this over a simple text file made things very easy. All together, I have about 15 devices in my LAN, and am sure that will grow over time.
I'd like to keep costs reasonable. The Vicomsoft product was around $50, and I got many years of use from it.
Thanks in advance for your suggestions!