If you have a static IP, it makes life a little easier if you every want to connect to your home network from the Internet, using PCAnywhere, gotomypc, VNC, etc in that you don't actually have to find your current IP address - you already know it. If your ISP permits running servers, it is also easier to find you. If you don't do either of these, then a dynamic is just fine. From a security standpoint,static IP is no less secure as long as you have a good firewall on the IP address. J--Safe Computing, Home wired and wireless networking tips. ....You spend your whole life figuring out what you should have done with it, let alone what it was all about. And then your children get to do it all over again..