Hello ppls.

I'm currently sharing my cable internet connection using Win XP Pro Internet Connections Sharing (ICS).

All systems are running XP Pro. The server has two NIC's in it. File sharing and LAN games work a treat.

The problem is that due to the NAT firewall I can no longer run servers/receive data that I did not specifically request via the internet anymore. Web browsing and Internet Mail works hassle free of course.

How do I open ports on the server so that i can host servers/use the DCC function mIRC ect..

When choosing PROPERTIES on the ICS network card and then choosing the ADVANCED tab then SETTINGS, I find a menu that looks like it would do the trick IF i knew how to configure it correctly.

The problem is that I donít know how to configure the ports. I know I have to enter internal and external ports for the programs i want to run, but Iím unsure of how to find the correct internal/external ports, or what IP to enter.

Basically I have no idea what to do! :)

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Mark