Ok I have installed 1.61 patch then installed 1.61b patch. Still getting failed to connect. Turned firewall off same. Installed new mappack..... same. What else is there? I even got a wrong cd key error once? Plz start from very beginning of doing this from installing game itself for a tard like me and many out there getting ready to toss bf42 in the waste basket. If you were to go out and buy the game for the first time what would be the procedures of getting in a server and enjoying the game instead of hours of downloaded non-resulting agony! Thanks.