Hey all, Ok, here's my quandry. I have a network powered by a LinkSys BEFW11S4 router connected to a Comcast Broadband internet connection. I have 4 computers and a xbox all connected to the network. My problem is that the router is configured to assign IP addresses dynamically (so of course each computer's IP address will be ever changing) ergo port forwarding will not function properly. Applications like Remote Desktop, P2P apps, etc., that require certain ports to remain open won't operate properly if the port was opened on 192.168.1.1 and the router has since reassigned the IP to 192.168.1.2 after either a power cycle or computer reboot. So, here is my question. I'd like my primary computer (which is my Powerbook) to have a static IP address so that port forwarding works correctly. Now, I know that when you give one computer a static IP, every other computer connected to the same network also needs a static IP. I really want to avoid doing this. Is there anyway, with the configuration I described above, to create some kind of rule that tells my router "Hey, don't give away the IP address 192.168.1.1 because its reserved for [Mason's Powerbook]" so that the computer knows its free to dole out every other address but that one to computers on the network? I really don't want to go out and purchase a new router. I'd just like to make my current setup work.