Refer to the diagram provided in the link below in order for you to have a good understanding of my network layout ( h**p://xeonox.netfirms.com/Network003.jpg if the pic does not load) MY GOAL: I want to know how can i bridge box 1 so that my linksys router can use its DHCP to assign ip addresses to BOX 2 and BOX 3. Keep the following REQUIRMENTS in mind: 1) Both house 1 and house 2 must (i repeat, they MUST) be on the 192.168.1.xx network. (In other words 192.168.0.xx will break the requirement) 2) I DO NOT (i repeat, i DO NOT) want to buy additional hardware such as a hardware bridge. Other layout Related Info: 1) ALL computers at both House 1 and House 2 are running Windows XP Professional SP1.....including Box 1. NOTE: OS is not a problem, i can change to a different WINDOWS OS if it will solve my problem. 2) The Linksys router has DHCP and NAT enabled. 3) Box 1 is NOT running any special software such as routing software, NAT software, or firewall software. It is running of plain windows ip configuration. MY PROBLEM: All i need help on is the IP configuration for Box 1 and Box 2. I need someone to tell me the IP, Subnet Mask, Gateway, and DNS of both boxes.....that means i need to know the settings for both the Wireless NIC and the Wired NIC attached to BOX 1 and i need to know the NIC settings for the NIC attatched to BOX 2 . I basically want to know Before i bridge (on BOX 1), what IP's should i have each NIC set at on Box 1? Please tell me the IP, Subnet Mask, gateway, dns, that i should use for both nic's on Box 1 before i click bridge. After i click bridge it creates the bridge and the only thing i have to configure is the bridge itself that i created. In the bridge i am allowed to assign it an IP, Subnetmask, gateway, & DNS. What do i set all that to? Basically i need the ip setting to before i bridge and after i bridge for my current network layout.