Free software for LAN Setup

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    Hello Everyone!!!

    Friends I want to know the name/links of free software for setting up a LAN and for other purposes like:-

    • Proxy Server Software
    • Mail Manager (like Postmaster which is not free)
    • Antivirus (which can manage between client and Server)
    • Backup utility
    • Image Creator (like Norton Ghost)

    Other software for maintaining a LAN...

    So pls share ur knowledge.

    Thanx
     
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    for proxy : use analog X
    for monitoring: use Net monitor for employees
    For mail server: use fetch mail
    Antivirus: Use avast
    For bandwidth control: use any free bandwidth manager.

    All the above softwares are free.
    Please mention clearly what kind of jobs you want to do with ur LAN and how many computers you want to connect.Some freewares limit on number of machines.Also mention what server and client OS you are using.
     
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    For Proxy - > Use Analog X
    For monitoring -> Use Net monitor (lots of software available)
    For Mail Server -> Use Fetch Mail
    For Antivirus -> Norton 2006 (not free, but best anivirus)
    For Bandwidth Control -> Check this link http://www.topshareware.com/guide/hot/network-monitor.htm

    Also you should clearly mention for what purpose, how many Systems you want to
    connect and other details.
    You can use a Linux OS as Server and your clients run on Windows, for better security.
     
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    Hi friends,

    First of all Thanx to u for such a nice info.

    Friends I can have about 30 PC in a LAN. So now u can tell me clearly.

    By the way can u tell me where i can get info if I want to set a cyber Cafe which contains 20-30 PC with a good connection speed.

    what type of sofware/Hardware i will need for this.

    thanx again
     
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    For setting up a cyber cafe with 30 computers in lan you should proceed as follows-

    Hardware: configure one of your computer as windows 2000/2003 server for which get a machine with the following configuration--

    Atleast a 3 GHz processor with good quality motherboard.
    atleast 1GB DDR2 RAM(the more the better).
    A good quality PCI-e graphics card (atleast NVEDIA 6X series)
    A good smps with atleast 450watt power supply.
    80 GB hdd.
    a sony DVD writer.
    A 19" monitor.
    Two ethernet cards(If your motherboard has one built-in, then one card).(As it will be the gateway for your internet connection).

    Two Dilink 24 port switches.

    Since it is a cyber cafe, so, many people will come for gaming.So your client machines should have atleast 512MB Ram and GForce 6200fx(atleast)card to support all latest gamings.A celeron D processor is sufficient for this purpose.
    Since the prices of 17" monitors have come down, Use it in the client machines
    Install winXp professional on the client machines.

    Give a good power backup to all the systems.A 1000VA UPS for every two machines will be ideal.The server should have separate UPS without any sharing.

    Install Kaspersky antivirus on all the machines.It gives the best protection
    on the lan environment and internet.use a good spyware remover like spybot
    in all the machines.

    Make ghost cds of your client machines(since all of them will have same config, so one set will do).The server machine should also have it's own ghost.

    Each client machine should have the following software installed--

    DirectX 9c
    Winzip
    winRaR
    dotnet runtime
    divX codec
    Acrobat reader
    Media player 9
    Klite mega codec
    shock wave player 10
    MS Office 2003
    (Except office, all are available in digit cd)

    Server machine must have all the above softwares also plus the softwares I mentioned earlier.
    If you require further assistance on how to configure them, reply in this thread.Go for Dataone Unlimited as your internet connection.
     
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    Hello Everybody!

    Thanx for ur reply. This is really nice to see ur reply and if u can give me further information about configuring these hardware & software then this is most welcome.

    Thanx buddy,
    i m waiting for u reply.
    bye
     
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    Bukaida special thanx to u for such a nice info.
     
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