Hello, I've just begun using VNC viewer and VNC (whatever program goes on the "controlled" computer). i've gotten it to work fine on an internal airport network. however yesterday i tried attempting to control the house computer from outside the network at my friend's house (using dialup). and of course it didn't work. in my VNCViewer Hostname field I have [name of computer].local and it works fine from within the network. perhaps my question is, what do i put in this field to access the house computer from outside? the ip address of the house computer? what about DHCP? i'm using cable internet and DHCP --doesn't that mean the ip address changes all the time? -and if it does, is there some way that i can have the home computer communicate it's present ip address to me when i'm not at home? am i even making any sense? help is very apprecieated. thank you mac community! r.