> However, all of this is background info, since you don't need to be telling > people this but knowing it yourself. good point... considering most people are very much on a need to know at lans, like i said in my post, dumbing down the info with external references to more techi explainations for admins. simple answers to FAQ like questions. e.g. What is DHCP? DHCP gives an unique address to a PC connecting to a network. How does this work? A machine on the network runs a DHCP server. This gives addresses to any machine that asks for an address and then keeps record of the address so noone else can have it. Do i have to do anything for this to work? You must set up your machine to .... blah blah real idiot guide stuff or am i too patronizing ?