im using dhcp,.. heres a link to a screen shot. http://photobucket.com/albums/a149/lucfacece/ i use a dynex router. DX-E401. i have an airport xpress pluged into it. i connect via airport. i want a normal and compatible ip adress. it used to be 192.168.0.something.... I EDITED THIS POST to explain why i removed the picture from the link. my problem is solved. the responding posts will help annyone with my issue. and i dont want my network preferences up for all to see any longer than nessasary.