This post concerns trying to follow your howto on creating a server with 10.3. I have a home network consisting of a wired router and switch, which may have 3-4 machines at one time. My goal is to end up networking all the computers, and saw this as one way to move files back and forth. Naming the server: I don't have a web domain name. I am just a poor schlup who accesses the internet through a cable modem. I just made something up and put a .com on the end. Was is the correct way to fill that in? Assigning IP address. I can access the router and have identified the range of IP address the router has. I picked one and used it. However, doesn't the router need to be configured also? Also, I am confused with what a "name server" is and where you got your numbers from. Do I need to enter anything here? After entering the information that I think is in the correct area, the machine can not find the internet. (and yes, we do have the machine connected, we know, we checked it several times) Thank you for taking the time to try and educate knuckleheads like me.