well, here in the states, if one has a dialup then one has DNS numbers supplied by one's ISP and they must be duly entered into one's TCP/IP control panel. after having perhaps 8 -10 ISP's over a period of about as many years, i have never known an ISP that did not require such a configuration to be made, unless AOL does some sort of weird-assed setup, which may be the case... i have never touched AOL<br><br>now i have DSL, and that is quite another issue... DHCP servers and whatnot, it's altogether easier to have a router and a DSL account than it is to have a PPP service...<br>