Good Morning All! Please excuse my ignorance but i am a bit of a noob to this net working stuff etc! Ok, i have a few problems that i would like to try and get some help with please! 1. Me and my flatmate have a wirless network at home, the internet runs fine but niether of us can play games or share files with each other. Example, we fired up C&C Generals to play networked we can see each other in the game room but when we try to start the game it wont. 2. I have a Dlink DSL-504G ADSL Router and zone alarm 2006 security suite. I am unsure of how to configure ports to be open or closed for various programs. Eg. i use Mirc but when it trys to connect it says Zone alarm has blocked the connection. 3. I Have a Gigabyte Wireless card model GN-WPKG and my flat mate has a compaq notebook with a Broadcom wireless card. Both of these cards can do 54mbps but we only connect at 11mbps. any suggestions on how to speed this up? the 2 pc's would be all of 6-8 meters apart at any given time and only one wall to seperate them between 2 rooms. 4. Can some one please explain static ip? and in my situation do i need to setup my network with this? Sorry to be such a nussance guys! but thanks for your help its greatly appreciated!