In the first scenario, I am creating another interface on the WAN port to bridge to my lan to have DHCP give wired clients ip addresses. This is with a La Fonera device connected to a switch and the dsl modem and other computers connected to the same switch. Here are the steps taken: 1. Establish PPPoE internet connection (this may take a few minutes before a solid connection is made) 2. SSH into the router 3. I typed this command ifconfig eth0:2 192.168.1.20 netmask 255.255.255.0 up 4. Then I added this interface to the br0 bridge where ath0 is with this command brctl addif br0 eth0:2 (when you type 'brctl show' it shows the interface as eth0 instead of eth0:2) The next scenario involves adding an ip address to the WAN interface in the same subnet as the dsl modem default address to be able to access the modem interface through the router. This is described on this webpage: http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Access_To_Modem_Configuration Can someone tell me definatively whether either of these cause a security risk? Can you explain exactly how/why it is a risk and what commands need to be issued to get rid of the risk (if there is one) and still have the above functionality? Thanks!