Hi Guys, New to this forum so Hi! Today I requested a block of 5 IP's from BT and I am having some trouble using them, this could come across as noobish so please take it easy on me if I am doing something blatently wrong. Now I was told by the person on the phone that I just had to reboot my router (Belkin 7633 at the time) and that it would automatically pick up the new IP details and voila, there I am. This did not happen. Calling BT back didn't get me anywhere, the girl on the phone didn't have a clue and was just putting me on hold all the time. I couldn't get the Belkin to work with a static IP so I have gone back to the awful BT Business Hub. Now after following the instructions on their website I have managed to get this sort of working. I will try and explain below: Internet//// ----(81.148.xx.xx) BT Hub ---- Local Network (left on private ips) ............................................| ............................................|------Debian Server on public ip 217.40.xx What confuses me is that the BT Hub appears to have one of the static IPs assigned to it aswell as the 81.148 address, forgive me for being stupid but I was under the impression I would just set the router as the first static IP in the range and use the rest for whatever I needed. The Deb server does indeed appear to be fully accessible to the internet but running simple commands on it like ping and whois queries doesn't get me anywhere, and google suggests this could be a routing issue because my router doesn't know where to send the reply packets. Could someone with some knowledge please shed some light on this situation, has anyone had any experience setting up multiple (or a single) static IPs with BT business broadband? Is it even possible to use the Belkin router as I despise the BT one? I can see this turning into a long post as I have so many questions to ask so I will stop here for now, any help would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks in advance.