This morning I broke down and got myself a DNS service at noip.com. I went with their service that allowed me to register my own domain name and I kept it in line with one of the domain names I already have. Apparently the .net address of my domain name was available, so now I have both the .com and .net. Anyway, the point of this is that my ISP (Cox) won't give you a static IP address unless you have a business account. And they infrequently, but more frequently than I like, change my IP address on me. That causes connection issues and my laptops cannot find the time machine backup when away from home. noip.com will dynamically resolve a domain name to whatever IP address Cox changes it to so all I have to connect to is the domain name. No more updating things manually. Had to add AFP (port 548) as a hostname though before my laptops could connect. But that was fairly painless. I'm just putting this out there in case anyone is interested. I'm not recommending these guys or trashing them, just telling about what I did. They have a free service though, but you have to use their hostnames and you have to verify each month. I didn't want to do that because to me it's the same as my IP address switching every month so I bought one of their services.