ok..<BR><BR>I have windows hosting.<BR><BR>I have just aquired an SQL Server account.<BR><BR>I have been given an ip address for the SQL Server Manager.<BR><BR>So.. What do I do with this IP address??? where do I put it??<BR><BR>btw I've messed around with the ODBC panel on my PC to no avail.<BR><BR>p.s. Im behide a firewall.. does the ODBC panel use a different port address for messaging to the SQL server???