I have a WRVS4400N that I am trying to VPN into using quickvpn. I've gotten the connection part working (finally!) and can even access and map/connect to windows file and print shares of various PCs by referencing the IP address, e.g. \\192.168.11.101\sharename. Currently my router is connected to my ISP via DHCP and it also acts as a DHCP server and randomly assigns IP addresses to the computers inside my network, both wired (LAN?) and wifi (WLAN?) clients. Since apparently I cannot reference these computers by their computer name (e.g. \\kitchenpc\sharename doesn't work) due to something that I gather is related to something called netbios, I want to give certain PCs a specific IP address and just modify our remote-connecting laptops' host files to hardcode the machine name to a particular IP address. I'm hoping that by doing this, I'll be able to get things to behave (from a user perspective) the same through VPN as they do when I'm inside my network at a PC. I was wondering if anyone knows how to do this, how do I forcibly assign IP addresses to certain clients while having them pull the DNS and other info from the router? Is this possible? OR... given the situation above and what I'm trying to accomplish, is there some other way I should be proceeding? I've gathered that there are some other options involving something called WINS and maybe some other solutions but I'm not too familiar with them. I don't have any Windows server running... just a bunch of XP Pro PCs in a single workgroup that are sharing folders and printers amongst each other.