I would just like to say, i think such commets as 'very broken' & 'crippled setup' are a tad harsh. I'm in the same boat as lightkeeper. I love what MCE can do. but the more i learn that it "requires" to be the dhcp server, the more i become annoyed. I have a server for that, and genrally people have routers for it. so why cant mce be compatible with existing networking setups in peoples homes? Im ready to buy hardware to support mce but before i implement it into my home i need to test it. and taking over a dhcp server is something im not prepeared to do
before posting remarks like this. As possy points out, there are literally hundreds of threads on the subject - type "2 nics" into the search engine or similar and read. It is a fundamental part of the architecture for many many reasons. Moreover, in actual fact (when you understand what is needed) it has almost zero
impact on your environment, you can easily plug in a LMCE without making any changes at all for the cost of a single NIC (<$20). But you won't understand that until you have read the background. Try searching under my name as well - I have explaned this several times before in the forums.
So before getting more "annoyed" over some random, arbitrary point, understand why it is like that first, and why it actually makes no difference once you set it up. (TIP: anything you want to interact with LMCE goes on the LMCE network and uses the LMCE DHCP server, anything you don't want to interact with LMCE can go on your existing network and use your existing DHCP server, the Core routes between the two)