Hi I am trying to connect to my friend to play aoe2 the expansion and am having some problems. As Microsoft appear to be a bunch of cheap !@#%s and have retired the gaming lobby on the zone I am trying to connect through ip to my friend who is on a wireless router. When he searches for games I hosted with my ip none come up. I have added the port 47624 Incoming, as it says to do on the microsoft support website.(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/895864/en-us) Also I am using the windows exp firewall and it is allowing age of empires 2. I tried disconnecting my Linksys wrt54g router and my friend was able to see and join my game but I need the router for my other computer. Until today I had no idea how the ports work so my knowledge of them is still very basic. Thanks in advance, Morgan.