i am really confused...for 3 years i used a router(d-link) with port forwarding and was always dhcp. now everything i read says that there is no way that you can be dhcp and use port forwarding on any router - mine is home use, wired. i wrote my isp and this is the reply i get: I am sorry; we at Road Runner services only provide Dynamic IP addresses. now who can tell me how to really forward ports using dhcp...the secret is out, so fess up... tkz for some good help!!!