Hello, I have joined this website in the hope someone can answer a few questions I have. I am an Amateur when it comes to computers and networks. My firend and I have been trying to connect to one anothers computers using telnet in the command prompt. First we go to whatsmyip.org and we use that ip to try to connect. We then shutdown our firewall security and attempt to connect. We both end up failing. So I then tryed to ping his computer and that also failed. So first i was wondering is it possible to connect though the internet like that??? And if so what am i doing wrong?? Or do u have to be on the same network? I was also thinking could it be possibly the router I have blocking the ping or telnet. Thank you and I hope someone can help me with my ignorance.