Ive got one machine connected to my cable modem with two nic's running ics, this machine is connected to a hub. on my internal lan i have a server running a pop3 and an smtp server. I also have a laptop i use at home as well as on the road. My problem is, when i check my email at home, i use the internal lan ip of the server. When away, I use my public ip, and the ics machine is set to forward to proper ports to my server. When im at home, if i try to connect to my public ip address, the ics machine doesnt forward the request properly. I can ping the public ip from the internal lan fine, but cant connect to the server. I cant remember if my linksys router translated the request properly or not since i fried my wan port. Does anyone know how to make this work? the problem is every time i change the server ip in outlook express, it ends up downloading double messages.