In a message dated 30/09/2006 08:25:49 GMT Daylight Time, gwinsk@xxxxxxx writes: How do I check what ports are open and how do I go about opening them? Sorry if my ignorance is showing! Gerry, Answer to your space problem - start with a larger room! Re the above, I think Alastair pointed us to a utilty called Active Ports, the help shows _www.ntutility.com_ (http://www.ntutility.com) as the source. To open ports, you should refer to your router's manual and software. Mine came with a CD ROM, on there is a program called NAT Manager - I don't know what NAT is short for! - which configures the router ports. It prompts for a port number and the protocol, which for Pilot's Club I entered 16400 and UDP. I guess you will have something similar. Frank T.