ok. i am NEW TO THIS! after a couple of days i decided i would cross my fingers and try afterdawn for some help on this subject. I set up a wireless network in my house because now there is more than one computer here But when i only had one i was running an apache web server off of it and all i needed to do to acess tyhe server was type my ip or dns host name. Now ofcourse my ip takes me to the router configuration page. OK, but i want to access the servers files. I tried port fowarding but it never worked and each guide i found on the internet just looped me around in circles. DMZ seems to vunrable. I know there is some piece of knolage i am missing. the router is a Linksys wireless-g and i am using apache2 with a php-mod. everything is set up as dynamic ip. I know apache but the whole LAN thing is new and scary to me. Any help or knolage on the subject is greatly appreciated. p.s. I realize afterdawn is not the place where this sort of thing is usualy discused but there are alot of bright people out here, hope you can help.