aahhh! Assinging the DNS server settings in XP to my routers ip
address did the trick. I guess thats why very few home routers have an
option to assign computers to a static routing table in DHCP.
> > Ok. as I try to change my xp tcp/ip conf. from obtain auto. to fixed
> > ip, XP asks for a DNS server, it seems mandatory. after restart the
> > router now finds my fixed ip computer but the computer cannot connect
> > to the internet due to lack of dns settings. Does this mean I have to
> > set the DNS on each computer. Suppose my cable provider changes dns
> > servers on me.. does this mean I have to change each computers tcp/ip
> > settings... this is what I do not want to do!
> This is dependent on the router capabilities. I have an Addtron (no longer
> in business) which can serve as a DNS proxy for the lan. With it, you
> simply point DNS on the client machines to the router IP (same address as
> the gateway). If the requested data is not found, the router proxy fetches
> the info and caches it.