I have setup my network as you recommended and everything is working fine. Thank a lot for your help! There is one more question I would like to ask. While punching in the numbers into the switch, I kept getting a message saying the subnet must match to the gateway's and it refused to accept my subnet unless I also give it the gateway IP, and without another choice, I satisfied it. Will it actually put me at any kind of risk if the switch is holding the gateway's info? I may a bit of a paranoid but it's always better be safe than sorry.