I am configuring a little group of stations 4 in all. I am siting behind a router 10.14.1.0 with a subnet mask of 255.255.0.0 The router will flip me addresses like 10.14.100.14. T he router , I think , is a smart Cisco. Running Mac OS X 10.4.11 on these stations, I will need fixed ip addresses but I don't have acesss to the cli on the router. I am running os x server on the same loop as these stations and I do not want to initiate any false dhcp calls to other PC/s that are on the subnet. When I configure these machines with addresses of 10.14.100.1 through 4 using the manual addressing with dhcp I am able to get to the internet so I think that means the router supports DHCPINFORM. Am I achieving my goals of getting a fixed ip for my clients without causing trouble down the line with address conflicts. I do not want my Server which sits behind the same router and get its ip vis a v dhcp lease from the Cisco router to be providing any ip address on this subnet. Am I understanding dhcp with manual adress correctly or could I just as well assign them a standard fixed ip adress and achieve the same desired result.