Hi, I have a network with 2 routers, 1 connected to the modem via the WAN port (a Belkin gateway, wich sucks) and the other connected to the first one through a hub with the regular LAN ports (thus acting like a switch). Like this: Code: *MODEM*----*Belkin Router*----*HUB* |----*Dlink Router* |~~~~*Laptop* |----*PC 1* |----*PC 2* |----*PC 3* |----*PC 4* |----*PC 5* |----*PC 6* ---- Wired ~~~~ Wireless The 2nd router (a Dlink with wireless) has much more controll options in it's admin pages. Because of the crappy Belkin (wich is physically unreachable by me, but I have the admin password) I can't assign a static IP to my laptop. I need that, so I can forward the ports needed for an SSH connection from the oustide to my laptop. In my Dlink, passing out static IP's isn't a problem. Now, my question is, can I let the Belkin serve as DHCP server, and let my Dlink hand me out a static IP for my laptop? Turning of the DHCP function in the Belkin isn't an option, because the Dlink travels with me when I go home every weekend. Than I would have to reactivate the DHCP on the Belkin every time when I leave. And knowing myself, I will forget this sometimes, leaving the rest of the pc's (wich are operated by pc-illiterates) unable to connect.