"disconnecting network using wicd, then connecting back up in wicd, and then rebooting router."
So why would you reboot the router? And why are you disconnecting and reconnecting?
1. I am disconnecting and then reconnecting so I can get the static IP address I have assigned to my nic, to be the one I'm actually connecting to. I am then rebooting the router solely to get rid of that "extra" IP address. Simply don't like the looks of it there!
You mentioned "I installed wicd so I could add static IP's to my network configuration on a couple desktops"
So when your box boot it grabs a dhcp address I hae to assume - then you use some gui to setup a static on the box.
Why don't you just edit your /etc/network/interfaces file?
2. Simply because I don't know how and haven't looked that up. As I mentioned, I'm no where near a Linux guru and some what despise using the command line.
Not on a Linux box now so can't show you my /etc/network/interfaces