VirusScanner wrote:The fileanchor link works now. Cool program, but I use a DSL modem so I can only connect to computers in the network. I'd have to set up forwarding which I don't know how to do.
I use a DSL modem too, and have no problems. External IP Adresses are universal. If you can type "www.freebasic.com" into your browser and successfully connect to this website, you can connect to any IP Address on the internet.
Try selecting option 4, Listen for invitations, and see what IP Address it tells you. Make sure that in Preferences, you have "Use Web Backup IP Check" enabled. If you're online and get this soon enough, I can test your connection right now.
Having a DSL modem by itself shouldn't present any obstacle to forming an outside connection. If you were on a very restrictive network/intranet where your administrator had forbidden external connections, that could be a problem, but that doesn't appear to be the case since you can connect to Freebasic's website.
EDIT: If you mean that your DSL modem has a NAT and only reports your network address, you should still be able to bypass that by using Web Backup IP Check to discover your true public IP Address. Or failing that, use a website like www.showmyip.com But if you mean that your DSL modem has an internal firewall that blocks any and all incoming connection attempts, yes, that is a problem. I had that hapening to me, and had to go into the modem's settings to deactivate the firewall. Those are annoying as hell. Even if you can't turn off the firewall or set up forwarding though, you can still initiate outgoing connections by using Invite, and having the other party Listen.