I just helped my friend setup his 2 computers in the house with a Linksys 4-port router with his mediaone cable modem. In the instruction manual it mentions you may have a problem connecting to mirc because of the firewall. Theres a few other problems like direct connect with aim but we cant figure out how to get around the firewall. Does anyone know a fix? Any help especially for mirc would be greatly appreciated.
Doesnt irc use port 667? You could likely forward that port to your approperate computer.
Im not familliar with AIM, but I do use ICQ. With ICQ, I was unable to allow a direct connection as ICQ seems to dynamicaly decide what port it wants to use for direct connection, so I was unable to set it up (at least, without forwarding an obscene number of ports - which would basically make the firewall aspect of the linksys pointless). Basically, I decided it was acceptable to live without the direct connection capability (if necessary, I figured I could set up a ftp server, which would also give them the ability to send me files).
[This message has been edited by Nabu_the_Wise (edited June 04, 2001).]