For now, I just want to be able to connect my LinuxMCE box to the network without it messing up the other computers- keeping my Belkin routers as the DHCP server. Any ideas? Suggestions?
Something that might help would be to set up the dhcp to be in the same subnet as your network but a different range in the subnet... for example, my router gives out dhcp on the internal network from 10.0.1.100 to 10.0.1.150 with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0 so I set up the dhcp range on the LMCE box for 10.0.1.150 to 10.0.1.200 with a subnetmask of 255.255.255.0 as well. That way, if an errant dhcp request does make it past the router and to the LMCE box (on wireless), it will still function as a happy member of the network and not just up and die.
The intrusiveness of this release is something I know the developers are working to overcome, it's just a matter of time, coding and testing before it becomes a nice, stable suite of apps that play well with the other parts of the machine, network and doesn't have world (or network) domination in it's code :-)