I don't know much about networking issues but I've been playing around and trying to learn more. I have a single computer attached to a simple NAT router with no no firewall on router or active on the computer. Every day my machine gets the same IP address, so I decided to change my TCP/IP connection settings from obtain IP address automatically to use the ones I found using netstat. Now I cannot access web pages by typing in their name. I can only access them by typing in an IP adress. I don't know whether to change some DNS settings on windows or on the router. Can anyone explain what is happening. It's not a problem, I'm just trying to understand things a bit better. Thanks for any help.