contacted phone company and they dont support games but said it is probably a port proplem. I opened ports 28000 and 29100 as recommended by zone help. but still no joy. (phone company said all ports are open anyway on adsl d-link 302g modem). I searched the microsoft forum and found no help for this.
I have compaq presario < 18 months old and xp home sp1
any clues boys and girls???