If you looking for something to manage your Internet connection in between small or medium scale network, proxy is one of ancient yet popular method to use. In the use of proxy CC-Proxy is one of best and easy to use application today for windows environment. You can download the application from following link.
Official Site : http://www.youngzsoft.net/ccproxy/
For the use this application in local environment you have to use the windows server machine or regular windows PC with 2 network adapters. you can also use the usb to rj45 adapter or wifi adapter.
After installation startup screen will look like this. so in order to use this we have to setup CC-Proxy before use.
first of all you must setup local IP and Proxy IP. usually CC-Proxy will automatically detect those but you have to check whether it’s correct or not. To the setup click “Options” icon and then configuration tab will appear.
Pretty much these setting doesn’t need to explain, this image shown here is custom setup, so it’s not necessary to be same as your setting. for now you can keep the defaults settings. Local IP address should be in auto detect mode and IP address shown here should be your proxy address. if it’s not, disable auto detect and manually put the correct address.
If you got this far, It’s pretty much done and in your local network users can use internet connection with proxy enable with their device. For above settings, client should use proxy address 192.168.0.154 and port 808 without user name and password. Also you can use “Monitor” icon to monitor network traffic going through your proxy server.
When the traffic starting to flow, you can see visual represent of network traffic in home tab. Green line represent your local area connection traffic and yellow line represent internet connection. Right click on the green mesh would open “line chart options” that allows you to control maximum connections and bandwidth sizes.
However in this setup you only can monitor and limited control over the traffic. for more control and management you have to go for further settings with adding users to the network, which I explain in next post — >