do you have a fixed IP address? If not set one and the server does not have to try to find one. This is done by right clicking network places and properties. Find the card in the list highlight it and then right click properties. Find the tcp/ip line highlight it and right click properties then use this address. normally addresses are in the range 192.168.0. 1 / 2 /3 etc. with a subset mask of 255.255.255.0 If you have a router this uses a different set of numbers.