You\'re correct, paroots; use bridge mode.
I assume your f-i-l\'s DSL modem has a built-in
router (and possibly firewall). The way to tell this
quickly is simply to check his PC\'s current IP
address; if it is <192.168.n.n> (for example,
192.168.1.100), the modem has a built-in router.
If there *is* a router, it already provides some sort
of firewall, a layer of NAT and also DHCP (it provides
each connected PC with an IP address). You don\'t want
to add another NAT layer, so ATA bridge mode is correct.
While in bridge mode, the ATA simply passes IP traffic
between the PC and the modem/router. The router will
issue the PC an IP address, using DHCP. But if you
want to remotely access the ATA, this adds one item.
Assign a static IP address to the ATA in the same scope
as the router DHCP issues to the PC. For example, if the
scope is <192.168.1.n>, use 192.168.1.201. Then, when
you remotely control the PC\'s desktop, you can use a Web
browser on the PC to access the ATA using its assigned
IP address--just as if you were there. Luck, Dave
To test this, simply access the ATA from the PC when
you have finished the installation. Luck, Dave