Ok I'll try to make this as simple as possible. I want to be able to connect to my friends comp and vis versa to transfer files. Now I have a dsl connection running through a Linksys router. DHCP is activated. I also have the dmz running to my comp. Now I've seen that I may have to set up a static IP. But I think this would make all the other computers connected to the router not have internet access. I have both cuteftp and WS_ftp. He has Ws_FTP. We are clueless how to connect to each other. Any help would be appreciated. He is running on ME and I'm on XP.