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[ubuntu] Need some advice on setting up a DHCP server...

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http://ubuntuforums.org – I'm considering setting up a DHCP server for home use. But before I attempt this, I'm wandering if it will benefit the throughput of my home network (assuming the server will cache frequently visited web pages). The only equipment that I have on hand is my access point, a wireless router, and three client computers, with another pc I'd like to use as a server. Is it possible to do this without a static ip address from my isp, and the equipment I have? Before anyone asks, "Why all the trouble?", I just want to gain some experience and familiarize myself with networking. At the same time, I want to get the most out of my home network by limiting the bandwidth on two of the client pc's and allocating more for use with my office computer. This is just a brainstorm at the moment. If it would be worth the time and effort spent, I'd make it happen. I'm open for any suggestions. Go easy on me..... ;) (HowTos)