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dandy72 wrote:
Ideally that's be set up on the router (so there's a single location to edit) but then how do you set up the computer itself so it can talk to the router to reach the outside world (and not try to "get back to itself" in an endless loop)?
On the router, set it to allow access only from the IP of the selected server machine, then set the server as an alternative gateway on each of the other machines (without removing the router as the primary gateway), and don't set an alternative gateway on the server machine. 

• The router's docs will tell you which admin page to go to filter on IPs.
• To set an alternative gateway, just click the Advanced button on the network adapter's TCP/IP properties dialog, and then the gateway section's "Add" button.

With that set-up, if a non-server machine wants to access the network, it will try the router IP, be rejected, and fall through to the server, which will forward to the router.

You can then install all manner of packet-sniffers and network monitors on the server machine, and get all the info you want much quicker and easier than by relying on what you can squeeze out of the router.

When you're finished, there's no hurry to delete all the alternative gateways, because once the router is set to again allow access from all the machines, their requests will go straight to the router.
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