Actually the mini-webserver is my laptop (call it laptop "A"). So if I take laptop "A" to Starbucks, then if I'm set to a static ip, I might not be able to get a wireless connection at Starbucks unless this Alternate configuration stuff works.
In any case, there may be a alternative solution even if I leave my Linksys Wireless WRT54G router on DHCP, because they have another configuration tab that is called Port Triggering.
It seems, that you can do some settings so that whatever Dynamic IP, I may have been assigned, the router would be smart enough to find it. ie whether I have been dynamically assigned 192.168.1.100 or 101 or 102 etc.
I could be wrong but I'm trying to understand what I'm reading here.
"Port Forwarded Only On Specific IP Address - ZeroPaid
"The answer might be found under port triggering in the tab next to forwarding. I used triggering on my Netgear router and it worked woof well, following my computer to whatever IP it was using that day."http://www.zeropaid....dex.php/t-43203.html
So if it turns out to be right, that would be ideal - have your cake and eat it, leave my laptop alone, leave the Linksys DHCP setting on, but tweak the Port Triggering tab.
It's a bit of an info overload for my tiny brain - but I hope the solution lies here.
Has anyone heared of Port Triggering before. The Linksys configuration tab on Part Triggering is as clear as mud.Update:
As far as I can determine, Port Triggering is not the answer.
Port triggering - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"The disadvantage of port triggering is that it only allows one client on the network to supply a particular service that uses a particular incoming port. Port triggering is unsuitable for putting servers behind a NAT router because it relies on the computer to make an outgoing connection before it can receive incoming ones; servers should use port forwarding."http://en.wikipedia....wiki/Port_triggering
I have to rethink this again. Meanwhile, any suggestions would be most welcome.
Thanks once again to everyone who made a suggestion here.