When I start my windows 2000 pro machine it get's an IP address of 192.168.6.118. I know this is the automagical response that win2k will give if it can't talk to the dhcp server. However, I know that the DHCP Server is offering a reply to the request that my client is sending. To make matters worse/stranger, if I put in the ip address that I'm supposed to get from dhcp(it's a static address assigned by the dhcp server) it works just fine. I've done ipconfig /release&renew and I still get the 192.168 address mentioned above. Does anyone have any ideas on what might be causing this serious pain in my butt? I'm currently patched to service pack 2. Thanks in advance for any and all help. TTFN!