I know enough to have things working. My eyes roll around in their sockets when anyone starts discussing networking..... I have several NAS boxes (qnap and synology). They have more than one ethernet port. You can "combine" multiple connections such as described in this https://www.synology.com/en-global/...p/DSM/AdminCenter/connection_network_linkaggr. The qnaps say "The NAS services run on all available network interfaces by default. To bind the services to one or more specific network interfaces (wired or wireless) enable service binding and configure the settings. The users will only be able to connect to the services via the specified network interface(s)". I think I combined things before, just to see what happened (nothing noticeable, from memory). My questions: 1. is this worth doing as in does it make things faster or better somehow? 2. if yes, are there settings on the attached network cards or NAS that should be enabled/disabled to make it "work" properly? 3. I have my windows home server doling out specific IP addresses and I've got a hosts file on each client computer, so that my computers always have the same address and I can access them by name (I used to set each client to have static, not dhcp, but it was a pain in the neck having to change things on each computer, instead of just on the server, so when I figured out how to do it on the WHS, I started doing that instead). What actually happens when you link up multiple ethernet connections, insofar as getting/having an IP address? At the moment, on the DHCP server function setting section on the WHS machine, I put in the mac address of the computer and say what IP address I want it to be given. If you're linking up the ports, is there a way of handling this on the DHCP reservations (each port still has its own mac address). Does just picking one do the trick? Should I put a reservation for each mac address with the same IP address (not sure it'd even let me do that?????) Separate question: What exactly are "jumbo frames" and do I want them? Thanks.