Router: Netgear DG824M OS: Windows XP Games: Microsoft Links 2003 and Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 Problem: Zone.MSN.com online play doesn't work
Hi, I recently purchased the above router so that the four PC's in my house can be connected to Broadband. With the purchase of the above games, I fancied trying them online. I used the official Microsoft gaming site, and found that I had to open certain ports to enable gameplay. I enabled all the correct ports and set it up as it should be, checking that all ports were not blocked. I have disabled the XP firewall but am hesitant to disable the built-in NAT firewall. However, some say this is the only way, to leave my PC as a DMZ (de-militarized zone) whereby it is left open to hacking. :S
Obviously, I am hesitant to do the above and was wondering if there is any other way. Feel free to ask questions in the reply about my set-up as I'll be watching this topic with eagle eyes.