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  • stancestans
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    This is an excellent utility, highly recommended for all network administrators that need a fast, stable, easy-to-use and versatile DHCP server. My ISP-provided modem/router (Orange Live Box) had very little configurable options in terms of DHCP which was proving to be quite a headache in an environment of mixed setups (static and dynamic hosts). Open DHCP Server proved to be everything I ever needed. Having not used it before, it only took me about 10 minutes to have it up and running (mostly spent skimming through the user manual) without any glitches at the very first run!

    Posted 09/19/2014
  • ymasur
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    The server run perfectly on my W7 system. I use it for Arduino Yun, in order to know the IP address. Thanks!

    Posted 06/15/2014
  • kynness
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    thank you for wonderful share..

    Posted 06/08/2014
  • wgjhstt247
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    It's a good high-performance DHCP server. I've been reading through the code and the code could have been written better by using variable and structure names that make logical sense. It uses Data1, Data2, etc for almost all the data structures which is very ambiguous or cryptic. Structs are used instead of objects and most of the code is ANSI C, not C++. The constant variables are well laid out though, I will give it that. It uses some legacy Windows API calls from Win95/98, and nearly the entire program is written in one C++ file (over 5,000 lines of code). It lacks a true PXE server's functionality (aka Proxy DHCP) as laid out by the PXE 2.1 specification. Many of the numbers are fixed such as the number of MAC filters that you can specify. I believe this was done to maximize performance. It could be increased to a much larger number of filters by using objects instead of fixed numbers but at the expense of very little performance. I'm reading the code to write in the Proxy DHCP server functionality, because I just need a DHCP server that co-works with an already existing DHCP server to handout PXE information.

    Posted 08/30/2013
  • oneindelijk
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Great ! I managed to get Open DHCP Server alongside ICS working on Windows 8 ! It's a little bit a weird setup, as I'm using my laptop to connect a Wifi network that is then routed through my Win8 Pc to another router (LAN), which serves as the internal Wifi Connection. This is my setup: Windows 8 Computer connects internet through WLAN connection on the external router. Clients access the internet through Internal Wireless Router which has it's Lan-port Connected to the LAN port of the Win8. WLAN has ICS on and acquires an IP from the external router. The Lan port of Win8 is set to 192.168.10.2 (could be anything) The Open DHCP server is configured to give IP-adresses in the 192.168.10.10-254 range Netmask: 255.255.255.0 Router: 192.168.10.2 Nameserver: 192.168.10.2 I restarted the OPEN DHCP service and ICS and it worked !

    Posted 07/12/2013
  • cherylgardner
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Dhcpserver works perfectly.

    Posted 06/06/2013
  • grondinm
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Great DHCP server. Needed to setup a temporary server on our network this did the job just fine. Only thing missing is a gui for configuration/start stop. But config file is well commented. Great job.

    Posted 05/21/2013
  • jonahbailey
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    dhcpserver is fast and stable

    Posted 02/13/2013
  • johnschultz
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Installed this on an old Windows XP box in a closed network for software development, and had it running in minutes. Simple editing of an ini file required after installation, and very well commented. This replaced an unreliable WinForm app that was a few years old... Open DHCP Server is much more reliable and configurable.

    Posted 01/24/2013
  • a11922256
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Good and useful software

    Posted 12/18/2012
  • gabrielstewart
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    dhcpserver works perfectly, thanks

    Posted 12/17/2012
  • jonahhartman
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    good work

    Posted 11/11/2012
  • ryanoconnor
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    good job dhcpserver

    Posted 09/12/2012
  • masonsnyder
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Very easy to use dhcpserver

    Posted 03/26/2012
  • oid-3779000
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    This is exceptionally well thought out. There is no GUI, but the config file is very well documented, and I got help response back within one working day. I liked it so much I sent money to help fund the project! I was having an obscure DHCP related problem with Open Mesh wireless and another brand of DHCP server. OpenDHCPServer saved my hiney!

    Posted 03/19/2012
  • arre2
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Best simple, totally free, and DECENTLY WORKING dhcp server I found for windows! Keep up the good work!

    Posted 04/09/2011
  • matttail
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    program works great. No GUI, you have to setup a text configuration file, but it's very well commented. Running on Win 7 ultimate (SP1-beta)

    Posted 12/30/2010
  • chris_14
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Great software!

    Posted 02/16/2010
  • jglewis
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Do I have to install it to find documentation on how to use it? I even looked in the source file hoping that there might be some documentation there, but no luck. No user docs. and no comments in the code either.

    Posted 02/06/2010