I've been trying to build my presence here lately as I mostly just lurk around so I fiqured I'd share a super easy way to change your IP address if you have a dynamic connection. *If this is in the wrong section I apologize as I wasn't sure. OK 1) open up notepad (not word or wordpad) and type the following ipconfig/release ipconfig/flushdns PAUSE ipconfig/renew 2) Save that as what ever name you like but make sure you put .bat at the end as a file extension. 3) now make sure you have RUN command prompt on your start menu and open it. If you dont then you can get it there by right-clicking on your bottom most task task bar, select properties, go to the tab "start menu", and click on customize. Once on that screen if you scroll down a little bit you will see a check box titled "RUN Command", make sure that's checked. 4) Now once you have RUN open click browse and select the file you made in the first step from where ever you put it and click ok. 5) after about 2 seconds a screen will come up saying "Press Any Key To Continue". At this point unplug your modem (and router too if your behind one and want to play it extra safe, although not necessary ) and wait about ten seconds before finally pressing a key to continue. 6) plug your modem back in and enjoy your new ip address. As always thanks+rep not need but always appreciated.