As i have said above. I will list all the steps i have taken so far. 1. Both PC's Installed RA2 with different CD Keys 2. Both patched to 1.006 3. Both installed Hamachi and connected to a network *one of us is basic, one is premium trial* 4. Both installed nwlink IPX protocol in Hamachi in Network Connections and set this to an internal network number of 00000000 and then to auto detect. 5. Both set the nwlink IPX protocol in local area connection *or both local area connections for me, I have two* to an internal network number of 00000000, 802.2, and network numbers of 00000001 for me and 00000002 for my friend. 6. Both turned off windows firewall and AVG 7. Both set network options in RA2 to the network card with 7a 79 in the number. Left all other entries blank. 8. Ran RA2 and went to lobby, but couldn't see each other. NOTES: - We are both on wireless internet in different houses, he is on a laptop, I'm on a desktop. Thanks for your help, hope i can get this sorted soon!