I am thinking of making a small Ethernet home network and sharing a DSL between the two (or more) computers using a DSL/cable router. My question involves IP gaming with the shared connection.....I know they can play over the LAN and one computer can play using direct IP. Can both (or more) of the LAN computers join an IP game.....say that someone off the network started? If you have a static IP, does the router assign a new IP to the networked computers? Does each individual computer have a new IP given by the router? I am all very familiar with direct IP gaming, but the whole home network is very new to me. Thanks for the info.