I was scheduled to play a game with a private league member and I couldn't connect to his IP address. When I hosted the game, he couldn't connect to mine.

I read somewhere about opening a specific port. My firewall [Zone Alarm 12.0] doesn't allow this option in the free version - and the paid is not as easy as OPEN PORT 32158. I actually turned my firewall off to connect and still no joy.

Are there any settings I am missing or do other users have any tips/tricks to get things going?