Another problem I noticed in the Win XP event viewer, this time it's the system tab. Each time I log in to the net this warning about DHCP occurs. I won't give you the message cause I have a German version of the OS. Basically, it's about the fixed configuration of my IP address through TCP/IP, nothing about the error with the same event number. The fixed IP is in the 169.254.x.xx range . It's just a warning, but I'm still a bit worried about it. Is it a security leak? My ISP needs DHCP, can't disable it. Sometimes the "preparing connection" window takes a while to pop up which can be connected to a DHCP problem I've heard.